Finally, there was a significant development in the creation of the upcoming Halley video game series Showtime TV adaptation. We still do not know when it's going to be premiere, but we're finally ready to meet Master Chief.
The mysterious masked character that is at the center of the video game franchise has been taken over by the network. According to Entertainment Weekly, Orange is the new black and alum American Pablo Schreiber will take over the role. A character description reads: "The most advanced warrior of the Earth in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization that has been pushed to the brink of destruction by the covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity . "
It remains to be seen if fans will actually see scribes. In the games Chiefs identity remains a mystery. While you might expect that to change for the series, Showtime, President of Programming Gary Levine, previously said if Chief would make the discovery, "is a key issue and an important part of our series."
Schreiber, however, is not the only new cast. EW reports that newcomer Yerin Ha had been inducted into the show as Quan Ah, "a smart, bold 16-year-old from the outer colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for both."
Halo is expected Production will start in Budapest this autumn. Kyle Killen and Steven Kane act as co-showrunners. Black Mirror Alum Otto Bathurst has committed to lead and produce the series. Showtime describes his attitude towards Halo as "deeply rooted personal stories with action, adventure and a richly conceived vision of the future".
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