Lock and load, fans of ‘Halo’, because your favorite video game is finally coming to television as a series. The interstellar war between the humans and the alien alliance will be shown like never before, once the series airs on Showtime.
For those unaware, ‘Halo’, the television show, is an adaptation of the popular game franchise of the same name, that was originally created by Microsoft Games and Bungie, but is now developed by 343 Industries, and published by Xbox Game Studios. This also happens to be the only Halo adaptation in the works after the plans for a movie fell through in 2007, after years of development.
The show is being produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television; with Kyle Killen and Steven Kane working together as the showrunners. This is what Showtime CEO David Nevins said in praise of the series: “Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction”.
Having first been announced in 2013, it has been six years since, and ‘Halo’ has undergone several changes, as far as the director, cast, and production team is concerned. With Rupert Wyatt exiting the team in 2018, Otto Bathurst of ‘Robin Hood‘ fame, has stepped up to helm part of the series, which will run for 9 episodes. He will also serve as one of the executive producers. It looks like things are finally picking up pace as far as ‘Halo’ is concerned, and we bring you all we know about the upcoming exciting series.
Halo Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Halo’ is led by Pablo Schreiber who is playing Master Chief. Since the story is likely to be told from Master Chief’s perspective, Schreiber is the protagonist of the show. If Schreiber’s name sounds familiar, it might be because you have seen him when he was younger and starred in ‘The Wire‘. However, it is much more likely that you remember the actor from his recent works which include the likes of ‘American Gods‘ and ‘Orange Is the New Black‘.
Yerin Ha, an Australian newcomer, steps in to play Quan Ah, that is a brand new character that has been created for the series. Quan will most likely act as some sort of companion to Master Chief. Other cast members include Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky and Natasha Culzac as Riz-028.