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The Halo TV series has finally begun production, check out its main cast

By Tim Augustin - on 11 Nov 2019, 9:28pm

The Halo TV series has finally begun production, check out its main cast

After six long years of development hell, production on a Halo TV series is finally underway. The show is set to air on the American premium cable network Showtime in early 2021. The show has just revealed its main cast - but fans are already finding some red flags in the series.

Showtime has revealed the show’s main cast members: Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief and Natascha McElhone as Cortana, along with Danny Sapani as Jacob Keys and Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-006

Two new characters created for the show have also been cast: Yerin Ha as Quan Ah and Charlie Murphy as Makee. Unfortunately, this is where things get weird. Murphy’s character Makee is described as an orphan, taken in and raised by the Covenant and shares their ‘contempt for humanity’. 

This pretty much goes against the backbone of Halo’s entire lore - considering that humans and the Covenant are constantly at war with each other. For a human to turn against their entire species and ally with the Covenant, it’s nonsensical at best. If the Covenant had a human all along, certain events in the games’ story wouldn’t make sense anymore, either (without going into spoilers). 

Showtime really has their work cut out for them at this point. It doesn’t seem like fans are on board with this adaptation of the games, and Halo seems to have lost its universal appeal to mainstream audiences by now. 

Still, The Witcher’s pre-release popularity proves that video game adaptations still have mainstream appeal, especially on the small screen. Between the Halo remasters coming to PC, Halo Infinite on Project Scarlett and now this series - fans won’t be starved for content, at the very least. 

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