For quite a few years now, the Halo show that was to be produced with Showtime has seemingly drug its feet. The reason for this is unknown, but we can only assume making sure the recipe is right. After all, Halo is Microsofts most prized and biggest franchise, certainly, they do not want it to go to waste.
Well, good news! Showtime announced today that production on the series will begin this Fall. This also coincides with the announcement of new cast members for the show. The biggest casting will be Natascha McElhone who will reprise the role of Dr. Catherine Halsey as well as Cortana. Joining McElhone will be Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and Kate Kennedy. In a post on Tumblr, Showtime revealed a bit more about the show and what to expect.
Woodbine will play Soren-066, a morally complex privateer at the fringes of human civilization whose fate will bring him into conflict with his former military masters and his old friend, the Master Chief.
Azmi will play Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the head of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
The series will also introduce three all-new characters to the Halo universe. British actor Kalu will play Spartan Vannak-134, a cybernetically augmented supersoldier conscripted at childhood who serves as the defacto deputy to the Master Chief. British actress Culzac will star in the role of Spartan Riz-028 – a focused, professional and deadly, cybernetically enhanced killing machine. Kennedy stars as Spartan Kai-125, an all-new courageous, curious and deadly Spartan supersoldier. Yerin Ha was previously announced playing the new character Kwan Ha, a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.
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