Halo is set in the 26th Century, where humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant are at war, told primarily through the eyes of Master Chief. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Pablo Schreiber (whose credits include Den of Thieves and American Gods) will be playing the leading role of Master Chief, though the report states that it’s unclear whether the television version of the character will remained masked like his video game counterpart. Newcomer Yerin Ha will be playing a newly created character in the Halo universe, Quan Ah. Quan Ah is a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.
The Halo series has been in lengthy pre-production, with Rupert Wyatt originally attached to direct a few episodes and serve as executive producer, but then departed the project in December last year. His replaced, Otto Bathurst, was officially announced last month, along with the news that the initial ten-episode series order was now trimmed down to nine for creative reasons.
Kyle Killen and Steven Kane serve as co-showrunners, with Scott Pennington, Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serving as executive producers.
The series is set to commence production later in the year in Budapest, Hungary.