Pablo Schreiber To Play Master Chief In Showtime’s ‘Halo’ TV Series
Showtime has found it’s Master Chief for the ‘Halo‘ tv series as ‘Orange Is the New Black’ & ‘American Gods’ star Pablo Schreiber gets ready to don the green-coloured armour.
Based on the iconic Xbox franchise, Schreiber will play Master Chief, Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity. He is joined by newcomer Yerin Ha who will play a Quan Ah, a new character within Halo, described as a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies that meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.
Schreiber is an Emmy nominee for his performance in the hit series ‘Orange is the New Black’ in which he memorably played George “Pornstache” Mendez, and has more recently been starring in ‘American Gods’ as Mad Sweeney. He will next be seen in the limited series ‘Defending Jacob’ opposite Chris Evans. Other past television credits include the critically acclaimed series ‘The Wire’, and the hit comedy series ‘Weeds’. On the big screen, he was recently seen in ‘First Man’, ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Den of Thieves’.
Newcomer Yerin Ha hails from Sydney, Australia where she recently earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts for Acting at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. She was found via an unprecedented worldwide casting search, and has starred in theatre productions of ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, ‘Colby Sisters’, ‘The Changeling’, and the Australian premiere of ‘I Walk In Your Words’. In 2017, she starred in a short film for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has since been cast in a guest role for the international television series ‘Reef Break’ and landed a major role in Australia’s prestigious Sydney Theatre Company’s groundbreaking adaptation of ‘Lord of the Flies’.
Kyle Killen (‘Awake’) and Steven Kane (‘The Last Ship’) serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the new series, which is exec produced by Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television in partnership with 343 Industries, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture, Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven, and Karen Richards. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.
Production on the ‘Halo‘ tv series begins this Autumn in Budapest, Hungary.
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