Showtime is making a Halo TV series and they’ve just cast Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief. If you find this casting questionable, please do read on.
You may know him as supremely dodgy prison guard, George “Pornstache” Mendez, from the early seasons of Orange is the New Black, or maybe Mad Sweeney, from American Gods, but he feels like a pretty good pick for the Master Chief. Why? Oh, I’ll tell you why.
Schreiber is 6 ft 4, has proved he can bulk up like nobody’s business, and has way more acting range than could possibly be required for portraying the Master Chief. And, no, we can’t “just get the voice actor to play him”, because that guy is 67 years old.
Do not judge a man by his pornstache, is all I’m saying. Besides, he’ll probably be wearing a helmet 90% of the time.
The Halo TV series will begin shooting soon and is set to be released in 2020 to coincide with the launch of Halo Infinite.