After six years, filming for the Halo TV series is ready to start. Showtime has announced that production on the show is “about to begin,” and has also revealed three new cast members. Danny Sapani will play “dedicated military man” Jacob Keys, while Olive Gray will play UNSC Commander Dr. Miranda Keyes. Charlie Murphy will play Makee, an orphan raised by the Covenant that also shares their hatred of humans.
These names accompany some top talent that is already on board, including American Gods’ Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief and Ronin’s Natascha McElhone as Cortana.
The Halo series still isn’t scheduled to hit screens until early 2021 so we have quite a wait still. The first season has been cut to nine episodes instead of ten as well. To put that in perspective, the Xbox One’s entire lifecycle will have passed (plus two core Halo games) between the announcement and the moment you can sit down and watch the show based on the game. But it does look like this is a serious attempt at translating the game franchise to TV. It is just coming way later than all of us would have liked. Hopefully, it will have been worth the wait.