After a long wait of six years, the Halo TV series is all set to start filming. Showtime announced that filming on the game-based show is “about to begin,” and has said three new cast will most likely join the production.
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Danny Sapani (of Doctor Who and The Last Jedi) will act as “dedicated military man” Jacob Keys, while Olive Gray (Fleabag and Eastenders) will act as UNSC Commander Dr. Miranda Keyes. Charlie Murphy (of Peaky Blinders fame) will act Makee, an orphan raised by the Covenant that shares their hatred of the human race.
The series is already a high profile production with some top talent among the cast, including American Gods‘ Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief and Ronin‘s Natascha McElhone as Cortana.
We aren’t very sure if the ‘Halo’ TV series will come to our screens until early 2021, and the inaugural season has been reduced to nine episodes instead of ten. The Xbox One’s entire lifecycle will have passed (plus two core Halo games) between the announcement and the moment you can sit down and watch.
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With the above, we cannot be wrong when we say that this is a serious attempt at translating the game franchise to TV — albeit one that’s coming far later than anticipated.
The cast is assembled. The table reads are complete. Production on the @Showtime Halo series is about to begin! pic.twitter.com/KNrPLYx260
— Halo on Showtime (@SHO_Halo) November 8, 2019