Pablo Schreiber to star as Master Chief for Showtime's Halo TV series

Angelo Anderson
April 18, 2019

I can not believe that there's a photo in Getty Images of Pablo Schreiber with a halo over his head.

Deadline reports that Schreiber will play Master Chief, the lead character on Showtime's television show based on the Halo video game series. A "shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies", Quan Ah and Master Chief meet one another "at a fateful time for them both". Production is expected to begin this fall. His recent television projects include American Gods and The Brink.

"According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Gods' Pablo Schreiber has signed on to suit up as Master Chief for Showtime's Halo, which makes a certain degree of sense given that one of Master Chief's more defining traits is, well, his uncommonly tall height (according to Google, Schreiber's 6'5").

Showtime also revealed a new character called Quan Ah, played by Australian actress Yerin Ha. Upcoming, he will be seen in the independent films The Devil Has a Name and Lorelei. As per the deal, Bathurst will helm several episodes of the live-action series which is based on the best-selling Halo video game franchise from Bungie and Xbox Game Studios.

In the Showtime adaptation, Halo will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. It's said to "weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future", and has been described as Showtime's "most ambitious series ever". Kyle Killen (Awake) and Steven Kane (The Last Ship) serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the Halo TV series, which hails from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. It was beaten to the punch by 2012's Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn mini-series.

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