Showtime's Halo TV series casts Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief

Things are starting to shape up for Showtime's live-action Halo TV series, which is set to begin production later this fall. In its latest move, Showtime has revealed Pablo Schreiber, best known for his recent roles in American Gods and Orange is the New Black, will don the helmet as Master Chief for the series (via Hollywood Reporter).

Showtime also announced that "newcomer" Yerin Ha will co-star as Quan Ah, a new character invented for the series. Quan Ah 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 series has been in the works since 2014, so its production is a long time coming. There was talk that the project was in danger of being canceled in 2017, but Microsoft confirmed work on the series was still ongoing. Most recently, the series picked up Otto Bathurst, known for his work on Black Mirror and Robin Hood, as a director after Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt stepped down.

Production on the Halo TV series is expected to start this fall in Budapest, Hungary.

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