Last month, DiscussingFilm posted a tweet that costume designer Giovanni Lipari (Into The Badlands) would be joining the Showtime series Halo, which is based on the beloved video game franchise from Microsoft.

Well, HN can now confirm from multiple other sources that this information is indeed correct.

Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst recently replaced Rupert Wyatt (Rise of The Planet of The Apes), who exited due to scheduling conflicts.

Filming on the Showtime science fiction series has been confirmed to take place in Budapest, Hungary.

Here’s a list of the Halo’s reported cast and characters.

  • Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief
  • Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Hasley
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-006
  • Yerin Ha as Quan Ah
  • Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky
  • Bentley Kalu as Spartan Vannak-134
  • Natasha Culzac as Spartan Riz-028 
  • Kate Kennedy as Spartan Kai-125

We also recently revealed that Black Sails special effects supervisor Paul Stephenson has joined the crew as well.

The Halo series is reportedly set to begin airing in the first quarter of 2021 (January to April) on Showtime.


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