We’ve seen countless video game themed films and shows release into the market and very few of those adaptations are looked highly upon fans of the source material. It’s a difficult thing to do especially for films as video game titles take hours to unfold and as a result, it can be difficult to bring in all of the source material for the adaptation. Cuts are made and even at times, a new spin is given to the overall story or characters. That’s something that Showtime is hoping to avoid when it comes to the Halo series adaptation.
Gamers can rest assured that the series will be a serious endeavor from the network and that there won’t be anything that likely wasn’t discussed in-depth by 343 Industries. Showtime Network co-president Gary Levine spoke about the Halo series during a TCA press tour. It was during the press tour that Gary Levine revealed that the Halo series was crafted up with 343 Industries being readily available as not only a resource to help answer questions regarding the lore but also to make sure that nothing messes with the canon that both Bungie and 343 Industries have crafted up.
While details about the show are scarce as the series has not entered production yet, we do know that there will be a few notable cast members attached to the program. It was also recently revealed that Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy will be featured in the series. It’s well worth pointing out that Natascha McElhone, in particular, will be taking on the role of Cortana. As for Master Chief, it was unveiled previously that Pablo Schreiber will be stepping into the role of our favorite spartan hero.