I figured I might as well put this as my journal, since I have nothing else to put on here.
Alright so here's all the important info related to Season 10 and future seasons from the Twitter interview, Reddit RT AMA, and the Reddit Q n' A after Season 9 ep. 2. I put questions at the beginning, standard newb FAQ answers bolded, and other relevant Burnie sayings at the end. I'm still working on the Inquisition Transcript, but I think I might just condense it and only include Future Season information. Either way, it's gonna take a while. But here's this in the meantime.
Season 10 Confirmations/ Shit Burnie Says
Season 10 premieres Memorial Day, May 28th.
7 PM CST for sponsors
8:30 PM CST for registered users
9 PM CST for everyone else
Here's the RT PAX East panel. Skip to 7:15 for a 3 minute rough cut of Freelancer action!
An awesome link to the EW article with another trailer full of good stuff.
1. Are you only going to use agents that you have mentioned at some point in the past or will there be new ones?
RT: There are lots of agents. We are focusing on a specific point in time and a certain set of agents. You will see ones you have never heard about before and many in roles different than how you know them.
2. Will we see freelancers other than the ones in season 9 and 10?
RT: Sort of not all the Freelancers on screen have been named yet. Not all Freelancers are shown, we had to choose ones that were relevant to the story. Otherwise, we would have had an unmanageable cast.
There is room in the storyline to tell more Freelancer adventures outside of this arc. More agents too.
3. From what I've seen of the lower half of the Director's Face, he looks a little like Gordon Freeman. Is he Gordon Freeman?
RT: Yes. He is Gordon Freeman. Agent South is Metroid.
4. Regarding Carolina calling Epsilon Alpha
The reasons why Carolina wants Epsilon are irrelevant to his designation as Alpha or Epsilon.
5. Is the Season 9 Trailer canon?
The original trailer was intended to be a scene in the third act of Season 9, but as we got later in production some things moved around. It's canonical in the sense that the events happened, just not necessarily in the order they appear in the trailer.
6. Best character to write for?
Delta is the easiest. He's my go-to exposition guy. He can explain lots of plot/backstory in a short period of time. The audience trusts him and doesn't get bored when he explains things. It's hard not to overuse him.
There are characters WE like and characters that make sense to take the lead. For instance, the audience loves York & Delta, but they work much better as color characters than Wash would. Wash is a great character to help drive a story along. My current favorite character is 479er (PILOT); we had to move a bunch of her scenes to Season 10.
7. Will we see Tex again?
You might have seen the end of Tex's story without seeing all of Tex's story. Make sense?
8. You will see Blue Team Wash in Season 10.
9. Trailer for Season 10 will probably release at PAX Boston at their presentation on Friday April 6th.
10. No mini-series planned between 9 & 10.
11. Season 10 will continue adventure of RvB Team & Carolina and finish the tale of Project Freelancer up to RvB.
12. CT's voice change will make sense.
13. Donut is not dead. He was in Recovery Mode, and was revived in a Sponsor-only scene in Revelation. Unknown if he will appear in Season 10.
14. MBG is in Season 10.
15. When Carolina was first mentioned, Tex did say that "she was already dead" by then. You will have to wait and see
16. Caboose will not be animated. Ever.
17. The plan is for Season 10 to cap the stories started in Reconstruction. It's not a new trilogy.
18. We do not plan to show the faces of the RvB main cast. They are better in your head.
19. No set time to end. We will keep making RvB as long as people watch it and 343 is happy with it
20. Carolina and Wash had similar experiences at Freelancer, but on totally different levels. Wash was just the intro.
21. In the n+1 iterative world of the mem unit, Epsilon becomes Alpha. In this world he is still Epsilon. Chart coming soon.
22. Epsilon and Wash are a major part of the story. I would like to show their introduction if there is time.
23. Sigma will be voiced by Elijah Wood.
24. After what happened to Reds & Blues vs Tex in Season 8, I doubt they will try to fight Carolina.
25. Season 10 will have Halo 3 "present day" footage and "backstory" CG animation.
26. I won't pretend to have written ten years of content back in 2003, but we are very careful to make sure that new stories honor the old ones -- and that they pay off old gags as well, no matter HOW old. We love the idea that people rewatch old episodes and go "what the fuck" to themselves. Some of those moments are only going to hit with 1% of the audience, but it still feels worth it.