The upcoming Halo TV series is one step closer to reality as SHOWTIME and 343 Industries have announced that production has begun.
Fans of the popular Xbox game franchise have been after a Halo TV series or movie for ages. The production announcement came in the form of a tweet from the series’ Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
In addition to the production announcement, three more cast members have been added to the show. Joining the cast are Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders). According to the press release, Sapani will play a war hero by the name of Captain Jacob Keyes. Gray will play his daughter, Dr. Miranda Keyes, who is a UNSC Commander dedicated to understanding the technology, language and culture of the Covenant. Finally, Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human who was raised by the Covenant and shares their contempt for humanity.
The three new additions join Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Master Chief, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Natascha McElhone (Designated Survivor) as Cortana, Bokeem Woodbine (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), and Francisco Labbe. The series is being written by Kyle Killen and Joseph Staten.
While production has begun, the show isn’t slated for release until 2021.
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