HALO TV Series: Interview With Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone & Kiki Wolfkill
As I’m sure most of you are aware, Paramount+ launched today in the UK, and as part of the launch celebrations, I had the opportunity to sit down with ‘HALO‘ stars Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone, alongside Exec Producer, Kiki Wolfkill.
The live-action drama takes place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, with the launch of Xbox’s first HALO game. Dramatising an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series weaves personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
The series stars Pablo Schreiber (“American Gods”) as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (“Californication”) as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super-soldiers; and Jen Taylor (“Halo” game series, RWBY) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race.
Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”), Shabana Azmi (“Fire”), Natasha Culzac (“The Witcher”), Olive Gray (“Half Moon Investigations”), Yerin Ha (“Reef Break”), Bentley Kalu (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Kate Kennedy (“Catastrophe”), Charlotte “Charlie” Murphy (“Peaky Blinders”) and Danny Sapani (“Penny Dreadful”). Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McParland (“6Degrees”), Burn Gorman (“The Expanse”) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (“Nina Forever”).
‘Halo’ is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television. HALO is executive produced by Steven Kane, alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television in partnership with 343 Industries, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture, and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries. The series is distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
The Halo video game franchise reinvented how people think about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold more than 82 million copies worldwide and grossing more than $6 billion in lifetime total sales revenue.
About Paramount+ UK
Paramount+ UK launched today and is a stand-alone streaming app which is available to everyone in all the usual places you get your streaming apps for the price of £6.99 per month or £69.90 per year. Find out more here.
Sky TV Customers
Paramount+ UK comes bundled with your Sky Cinema subscription at no extra cost on Sky platforms. The Paramount+ app has been added to Sky Glass and Sky Q boxes (NOTE: if you’re not seeing it under the “apps” section, reboot your box.) For Sky Cinema customers with the older Sky+ boxes, a range of content will be automatically available on their set-top box (as the Sky+ boxes can not run apps.) However, once you are set up, you can use your new Paramount+ login to access the full app on other devices such as Roku, smart TVs, computers, phones, and tablets.
If you have Sky Q or Glass but do not have a Sky Cinema subscription, you can still subscribe separately as you would with services like Netflix, Prime Video or Apple TV+, and use the app on Sky.