Showtime’s Halo Live-Action Series Lands Its Master Chief In American Gods Actor

Showtime's upcoming Halo series has found its Master Chief in actor Pablo Schreiber
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Showtime’s Halo live-action series is getting the show on the road under the helm of Black Mirror director Otto Batthurst. Following countless setbacks since it was first revealed, it looks like all of the changes have been for the better and now the team is ready to do the Halo fandom justice with a brand new take on the beloved Xbox franchise. With that being said, the series just named its Master Chief found in Orange is the New Black, American Gods actor Pablo Schreiber.

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According to a recent report from THR, Schreiber is also joined by Australian actress nameed Yerin Ha who will be playing an completely original Halo show character by the name of Quan Ah. According to Showtime’s official description of the newest character, she’s a “shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.”

As for the show itself, the upcoming series is still without a release date, though we do know a little bit about what it will entail. According to the studio, the latest adaptation of the beloved franchise will follow the general paths of the games with a full focus on the 26th-century conflict between the Covenant and humanity. Showtime also added that it will “weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.” 

Though we don’t have a release window quite yet, filming is set to begin this Fall in Budapest, Hungary. With Awake’s Kyle Killen and The Last Ship’s Steven Kane as the current showrunners, it will be interested to see how they take this hightly beloved video game franchise and flip it into a new live-action tale that all will be able to enjoy. Though not the first live-action adaptation, it could be exactly what Halo fans want prior to 343 Industries’ Halo: Infinite which is currently in the works. 

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!