Pablo Schreiber to Play Master Chief in Showtime’s Halo Series

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Pablo Schreiber to Play Master Chief in Showtime's Halo Series

Pablo Schreiber to play Master Chief in Showtime’s Halo series

Showtime has found their Master Chief! The network has announced that Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, American Gods, Orange Is the New Black) will be playing the iconic Spartan super soldier and humanity’s last hope against the alien Covenant in Showtime’s upcoming Halo series.

Otto Bathurst (Robin HoodPeaky BlindersBlack Mirror) will be directing Showtime’s adaptation of the popular video game Halo in the upcoming series. Based on the award-winning and record-shattering Xbox franchise, the 10-episode season will be written by Kyle Killen (Awake) who is also set as the showrunner, and executive producer.

Reinventing how people think about video games, Halo and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. The franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and has grossed more than $5 billion in sales.

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In the Showtime adaptation, Halo will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.

Halo is produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Scott Pennington will executive produce alongside Killen and Wyatt, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.

Halo the series will begin production early this year.

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