[Press Release] SHOWTIME has announced that Emmy and Tony® nominee Pablo Schreiber (First Man, Orange Is the New Black) has been cast as the lead in the highly anticipated SHOWTIME series HALO, based on the iconic Xbox® franchise. Schreiber will play Master Chief, Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity. Newcomer Yerin Ha will play a new character within the HALO world: Quan Ah, a shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both. The series is produced by SHOWTIME in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and will begin production this fall in Budapest, Hungary. Read more
At the end of the Xbox press conference, Phil Spencer said it best himself. “If you’ve been waiting to make the switch from your Xbox 360, now is the time”. And boy was he right! Xbox blew the world away today with their E3 2015 panel. We saw incredible looking new games and got to see some of the exciting new features coming to the Xbox One.