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