Showtime’s Halo series is rounding out its casting. In April, we found out that Pablo Schreiber will play Master Chief. We also know that Otto Bathurst is directing. According to Variety, three more cast members have been added: Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, and Charlie Murphy.
The Halo/Showtime twitter account posted a Halo cast show on their social media yesterday.
Halo is a Microsoft best-selling video game, selling more than 77 million copies worldwide. Microsoft also had 23 plus novels and 9 graphic novels and comic books in the Halo universe.. The live-action series will take place in the same universe as the popular video game. It will focus on the conflict between humans and the alien Covenant. Showtime has ordered nine episodes for the first season which set to air early 2021.
Variety stated that Sapani will play Captain Jacob Keyes, described a dedicated military man, a war hero and a caring father. He finds that working alongside his daughter and his ex-wife is usually the cause of conflict rather than comfort.
Gray will play Dr. Miranda Keyes, a brilliant UNSC Commander who is dedicated to understanding the technology, language and culture of the Covenant, but she’ll have to learn to navigate the politics of the UNSC to get what she wants.
Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human who was raised by the alien Covenant and shares their contempt for humanity.
Kyle Killen and Steven Kane will serve as showrunners and executive producers on Halo. Killen will also write for the series. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce for Amblin Television in partnership with 343 Industries. Also executive producing are Toby Leslie, Otto Bathurst, for One Big Picture, Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven, and Karen Richards. Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries will produce along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.