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Showtime’s upcoming ‘Halo’ series adds three members to its cast

Danny Sapani, Olive Gray and Charlie Murphy join the network’s video game adaptation.

There have been some very poor video-game adaptations over the years. Whether it’s older films like Super Mario Bros. and Alone in the Dark, or newer ones like Hitman: Agent 47 and Assassin’s Creed, the genre has become known for dodgy levels of quality.

This could be set to change, with Uncharted and Tomb Raider 2 hitting screens over the next two years, though cinema isn’t the only realm for video-game adaptations: Variety reports a trio of actors have joined the Halo television series.

Danny Sapani has been cast as Captain Jacob Keyes, described as “a military man, a war hero and a caring father.” He finds working with his daughter and ex-wife usually brings conflict rather than comfort. Sapani played Berber the Moor in The Bastard Executioner and Sembene in Penny Dreadful.

Olive Gray will play Dr. Miranda Keyes, a “brilliant UNSC Commander,” with a dedication to understanding the technology, language and culture of the Covenant, though she’ll need to deal with the UNSC’s politics to succeed. Gray recently played Jess in Dark Mon£y and Helen in Pure.

Charlie Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human raised by the Covenant, sharing their disdain for humanity. Murphy recently played Jessie Eden in Peaky Blinders and DS Gemma Connelly in The Corrupted.

The series will star Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Master Chief, with its first season lasting nine episodes.

Halo begins late 2021 on Showtime.

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