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Halo Star Pablo Schreiber Picks Up His Spartan Helmet in New Photo

With Showtime's television adaptation of Halo starting to take shape, 343 Industries -- current developer of the long-running Halo video game series -- shared photo of series lead Pablo Schreiber gearing up for his role as Master Chief.

The black-and-white photo shows the Orange Is the New Black star staring intently at his Spartan helmet as he prepares to take on a key role within the celebrated video game franchise. "Thanks for stopping by the studio for a visit, Chief," 343 wrote, suggesting the actor visited the studio after being cast in the series.

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Halo's journey from gaming to cinema has been a long one, as as the big screen adaptation was canceled two years after being announced. Since then, the video game has been the subject of a web series and tie-in feature film. Now, Halo will be a live-action Showtime series after years of development. The series has seen the original director Rupert Wyatt step down with Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst replacing him.

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Halo will begin production in Budapest this fall, though the series has yet to receive a release date.

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