‘Halo’ – Meet the Stars of this Much Anticipated New Series

Posted in Interviews, TV, What's Streaming? by - March 24, 2022
‘Halo’ – Meet the Stars of this Much Anticipated New Series

If you are a gamer then you’re no stranger to the massively popular HALO. The game is now a series coming to Paramount + and it doesn’t disappoint.

The original series is based on the iconic Xbox franchise HALO. It will launch exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada and in all international markets.

As a live-action series, HALO will take place in its original universe. One that first came to be in 2001 with the launch of Xbox®’s first “Halo” game. HALO the series dramatizes an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. It will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

The series stars Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange is the New Black) as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor (“Halo” game series, RWBY) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history. She is potentially the key to the survival of the human race.

Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), and Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations). Other stars include Yerin Ha (Reef Break), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe). And rounding up the cast are Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful). Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McParland (6Degrees), Burn Gorman (The Expanse) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever).

“Halo” reinvented how people thought about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. It sold more than 82 million copies worldwide and grossed more than $6 billion in lifetime total sales revenue.

HALO begins streaming on Paramount + on March 24th. 

Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with two of the series stars Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone. They talked about working on the series and what kind of gamers they are in “real” life. 

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Bonnie is a 25-year broadcast entertainment reporter currently on CH Morning Live and on her YouTube channel. She's heard weekly on Sirius XM as on the Ward & Al Show. She's interviewed more than 20,000 celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey,
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