‘Halo’ Series at Showtime Casts Six, Including Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine

Variety | 8/2/2019 | Joe Otterson
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The “Halo” series at Showtime is rounding out its main cast.

The premium cabler announced Friday that Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy have all joined the series adaptation of the megahit video game. They join previously announced series lead Pablo Schreiber, who will play the Master Chief, and Yerin Ha, who is playing a new character named Kwan Ha.

McElhone - Characters - Dr - Catherine - Halsey

McElhone will star as two characters: Dr. Catherine Halsey, the creator of the Spartan supersoldiers, and Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race.

In addition her role in the Showtime series “Californication,” McElhone has appeared on shows such as “The First” and “Designated Survivor” in addition to films like “The Truman Show,” “Ronin,” “Solaris,” and “City of Ghosts.”

Woodbine - Soren-066 - Privateer - Fringes - Civilization

Woodbine will play Soren-066, a privateer at the fringes of human civilization whose fate will bring him into conflict with his former military masters and his old friend, the Master Chief.

Woodbine received critical acclaim for his role in the second season of the FX series “Fargo,” earning an Emmy nomination for his work on the series in 2016. He will also appear in the upcoming Hulu series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” His other TV credits include “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” “Underground,” and “Saving Grace.” His film credits include “Strapped,” “Jason’s Lyric,” “Ray,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Azmi - Admiral - Margaret - Parangosky - Head

Azmi will play Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the head of the Office of Naval Intelligence.

In a career spanning 40 years, Azmi has acted in more than 140 films and has won the prestigious National Award for Best Actress five times, along with every other major acting award in India. She is also known for her roles in international films like...
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