Halo TV Series Casts Pablo Schreiber as Master ChiefApril 17, 2019
Showtime’s Halo TV series has found its Master Chief in Emmy-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black, First Man).
According to Showtime, Schreiber will play “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.”
Showtime also announced that “newcomer Yerin Ha will play a new character within the Halo world: Quan Ah, a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both. The series is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and will begin production this fall in Budapest, Hungary.”
Showtime has previously said that the Halo series will tell “a new story but we are being incredibly respectful of the canon.” Otto Bathurst, who has worked on acclaimed series like Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders, will direct multiple episodes of the show’s first season.
Bathurst replaces director Rupert Wyatt who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Wyatt previously told IGN about his vision for the series: “You’re dealing with outer-colony planets and Reach, and just so many different topographies and places and cultures. Like, what is it like for a human colony, over time, to have evolved? What cultures from Earth have come there, or from Reach have come there that have then become the apex culture? What clothes do they wear? … I really hope that’s how they pull it off.”
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