Production On Halo Showtime TV Series Begins, New Cast Members Revealed

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2019

The official Halo on Showtime Twitter account shared an adorable cast photo in celebration, check it out below. Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations) has been cast as his daughter Dr. Miranda Keyes, an ambitious and highly intelligent UNSC commander who specializes in studying the technology and language of the alien empire known as the Covenant. McElhone may also play Cortana, essentially the most superior AI in historical past, and "probably the important thing to the survival of the human race".

Emmy and Tony nominee Pablo Schreiber (First Man, Orange Is the New Black) plays Master Chief, Earth's most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity. There's no character named Makee in Halo lore, but there is a Sangheili (we call them Elites) whose voice can be heard in Halo 5: Guardians - she's the only female Sangheili to ever feature in a Halo game.

Awake creator Kyle Killen will act as showrunner, together with Steven Kane (The Final Ship), who will oversee manufacturing in Budapest whereas Killen manages writing and producing the present stateside, in keeping with THR.

Natasha Culzac (The Witcher) performs Spartan Riz-028, "a centered, skilled and lethal, cybernetically enhanced killing machine". Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe) stars as Spartan Kai-125, an all-new curious and deadly Spartan supersoldier. Makee is an orphaned human raised by the Covenant to hate her own people. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.

Halo will be executive produced by Killen, Wyatt and Scott Pennington, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television.

This could be set to change, with Uncharted and Tomb Raider 2 hitting screens over the next two years, though cinema isn't the only realm for video-game adaptations: Variety reports a trio of actors have joined the Halo television series. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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