After some production delays (Rupert Wyatt exiting) on Showtime’s live-action Halo series, cameras are about to roll this month in Budapest, Hungary according to a new press release via Variety.

The sci-fi show based on the beloved Microsoft video game franchise has added three more cast members too with the addition of Danny Sapani (Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Olive Gray (Sex Education, Fleabag), and Charlie Murphy (Misfits, Ripper Street).

Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, and Charlie Murphy have all joined the show, which is based on the video game franchise of the same name and is set to begin production this month in Budapest.

They also added some character details.

Sapani will play Captain Jacob Keyes, described a dedicated military man, a war hero and a caring father. He finds that working alongside his daughter and his ex-wife is usually the cause of conflict rather than comfort. 

Gray will play Dr. Miranda Keyes, a brilliant UNSC Commander who is dedicated to understanding the technology, language, and culture of the Covenant, but she’ll have to learn to navigate the politics of the UNSC to get what she wants.

Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human who was raised by the alien Covenant and shares their contempt for humanity.

The rest of the cast includes Pablo Schrieber (playing Master Chief), Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy.

The 10-episode series will begin airing on Showtime sometime in Q1 of 2021.


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Captain Keyes is a white guy though.
I don’t get why they needed to change Keyes when they already have the biggest badass being a person of colour. Johnson is every ones favourite character next to chief. The halo universe is one of the most ethnically diverse. I’m so confused as to why they felt the need to change anyone’s ethnicity.

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Idiot fake writer, Charlie Murphy died a couple years ago!