‘Halo’ Series at Showtime Casts Pablo Schreiber in Lead Role

18 April, 2019, 12:38 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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The actor is set to play Master Chief, the games' central character, described as Earth's most advanced warrior in the 26th century.

After being in development for years, it looks like the Halo TV series on Showtime is finally starting to get off the ground.

Showtime's Halo TV series has found its Master Chief in Emmy-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black, First Man).

Previously, executive producer Kiki Wolfkill told fans they shouldn't necessarily expect the show to stick precisely to the dates, locations, or ethnicity of characters in the lore. Bathurst will also executive produce the show alongside AWAKE and THE BEAVER scribe Kyle Killen, who boarded the project as its writer, executive producer and showrunner.

Per Showtime's official description, its Halo adaptation - which received a 10-episode order last June - will "weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future".

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Joining Schrieber is Yerin Ha, who will see her TV debut as the newly created Quan Ah.

Halo reinvented how people think about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and grossing more than $60 billion in lifetime sales worldwide. It will be made in association with Microsoft's 343 Industries, which spearheaded development after Bungie.

There's no word yet on when Halo will be hitting the airwaves, but Deadline notes "the series will begin production in Budapest, Hungary in the fall".

The significance of Showtime's effort lies primarily in its budget and willingness to follow main characters.

Schreiber played dock worker and cargo smuggler Nick Sabotka on Season Two of HBO's The Wire (that's the season where you fast-forward through all of Ziggy's scenes because Ziggy sucks).

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