We’ve been excited to see some first-look footage from the new live-action Halo series from Amblin that will air sometime in 2022. Halo’s cast consists of Pablo Schriber as Master Chief, Bookem Woodbine, Charlie Murphy, Olive Gray, Kate Kennedy, Yerin Ha, Jen Taylor, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Danny Spani.
Based on the iconic Xbox franchise, Halo’s epic universe and cast of characters comes to life in this new original drama series. Halo reinvented how people think about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold more than 81 million copies worldwide. In the new television series 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.
Otto Bathurst, Jonathan Liebesman, Roel Reine, and Jessica Lowery are directing various episodes.
Interestingly enough, British actor Burn Gorman had announced his involvement with Halo back in May on Instagram, while in Budapest (that people seemingly missed) and his agency Hamilton Hodell lists his character as Vishner. Gorman’s credits include Matthew Vaughn’s Layer Cake, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and HBO’s Game of Thrones.
It’s been an abnormally long production for everyone involved with Halo due to the pandemic that started back in the fall of 2019 and only recently wrapped, which likely has exhausted a lot of people involved with Halo. It’s crew includes production designer Sophie Becher (Mars) alongside cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub (Stargate, Independence Day, Black Book, Ninja Assassin) handling the bulk of the show’s episodes. There is also the expectation the action will be great after hiring stunt coordinator Tom Struthers, who has a laundry list of credits such as The Dark Knight, Dunkirk, Dune, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises.
SOURCE: BURN GORMAN & HAMILTON HODELL