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Showtime releases the first cast photo for their Halo TV series

We have been talking about the Halo TV show from Showtime ever since it was first announced back in June last year. Since then, we have seen people come to the project and people leave. We’ve even talked about our hopes and fears for the show. Up until now, the whole project has seemed like some kind of fantasy. Ever since the release of Halo 2, fans have been teased with the idea of a movie. Then at the launch event for the Xbox One, we heard about a Halo TV show coming from Steven Spielberg and some kind of hybrid project from Peter Jackson. These all seemed to come to nothing, though. Well, now we have something that drives home the fact that we will actually get to see Master Chief on screen in something other than a video game.

Showtime, the channel behind the new show, has released the first photo of the cast they have assembled for the project. The picture was released via a Tweet from the Halo on Showtime Twitter account. You can check it out below –

Obviously, we would have loved to see them all in their costumes or onset (rather than in front of some questionable wallpaper) but I guess we will just have to wait for that. In the meantime, this does at least give us confidence that the project is on track and will finally give us some more Master Chief action. We still have loads of questions about the project (how will they handle the Covenant, when is it set, will the Flood feature, is it canon with the games) but hopefully with production clearly getting underway, we will learn more details soon.

What’s your biggest hope for the Halo TV show? What do you think of the talent in front of and behind the camera? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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