According to The Hollywood Reporter, Showtime’s long-gestating Halo series has added American Gods star Pablo Schreiber and newcomer Yerin Ha. Schreiber will play Earth’s most advanced super-soldier Master Chief, though it’s unclear if the character will be masked as he is in the video game, while Ha is set as Quan Ah, a character that doesn’t exist in the video game series. Ah is described as a shrewd 16-year-old who meets Master Chief at an important time for the both of them.
In addition to his role on the Starz drama, Schreiber’s television credits include Orange Is the New Black, The Brink, and Law & Order: SVU, while this will be Ha’s first time acting outside a music video.
Halo is one of several new projects on the docket for Showtime, including crime drama City on a Hill, FOX News miniseries The Loudest Voice, and Bryan Cranston-starring legal drama Your Honor. The premium cable network’s current drama slate includes The Chi, Billions, Shameless, and Ray Donovan, as well as the upcoming final seasons of Homeland and The Affair.
Production on Halo is set to begin in Hungary this fall.