Showtime’s Halo TV Series Casts Role of Master Chief
As we’ve several times covered before, 343 Industries’ space-set Halo franchise is gearing up for a full big-budget series adaptation with premium channel Showtime. Pre-production has been been firmly underway as of late, the show finalizing creatives and hammering out official character casting. While it’s been previously unknown who might play the series’ protagonist of Master Chief, the iconic role looks to have now been cast.
According to THR, actor Pablo Schreiber from projects such as American Gods and Orange is the New Black has been cast as the elite Spartan commando. Though Master Chief has been featured with his signature helmet for the duration of his existence, the outlet notes that there’s currently “no word on whether Schreiber’s version of the character will remained masked like his video game counterpart.”
Alongside this announcement, an additional role was also revealed, albeit one that doesn’t have nearly as much weight attached to it. Australian stage actress Yerin Ha fills the role of Quan Ah, an original character made specifically for the Showtime series. The character is described as a “shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.”
Showtime’s Halo show is reportedly slated to begin production in Budapest, Hungary sometime in the fall, a bit later than the previous reported window of summer. As of now, these two castings are among the only actors attached to the Halo TV series, joining the likes of co-showrunners/executive producers Kyle Killen and Steven Kane. The show’s plot is said to take into account the game’s hefty lore, Showtime confirming it will “weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
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