Halo is one of the many, many video games that’s getting its on television series, but it’s definitely a slow process.
The Halo series, which is coming from Showtime, has just found (and cast) its Master Chief, which means we’re still a long ways away from getting the show on our screens [via IGN].
Still, it’s news to celebrate, as the role has gone to none other than Pablo Schreiber, who’s probably best known for his roles in Orange Is the New Black (yes, it’s the guy with the very impressive moustache) and The Wire.
Showtime announced that 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.”
Schreiber isn’t the only actor to be cast in the upcoming series though. Yerin Ha, who Showtime describers as a “newcomer” has been confirmed to be playing 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 will be produced by Showtime, but 343 Industries will also have a say in what’s going on, so hopefully it won’t stray too far from the games…
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is also involved in the project, which will begin production this fall in Budapest, Hungary.
Featuring the talents of director Otto Bathurst, who’s worked on the likes of Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror, here’s hoping the Halo series will be a blinding success.
As with most video game-to-television series, I won’t be holding my breath though.
Are you excited for a Halo TV show, or should this not even be happening?
Featured Image Credit: 343 Industries