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Showtime Nabs Pablo Schreiber to Star in ‘Halo’ Series

Showtime has signed actor Pablo Schreiber to star in its new drama series Halo, the network said Wednesday.

The series, based on iconic Xbox video game franchise, will feature Schreiber (First Man, Orange Is the New Black) as 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, according to the network

Showtime also announced it has signed actress Yerin Ha to play a new character within the HALO world.

Halo is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, according to the network. 

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