The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Pablo Schreiber has been cast as Master Chief in Showtime's upcoming Halo TV series. No word yet on whether he'll take his helmet off, though.
Schreiber is probably best known for his work on American Gods and Orange is the New Black, and will be joined by Yerin Ha, an Australian actress who is portraying a new character named Quan Ah.
Created specifically for the TV series, Quan Ah is described as a 'shrewd, audacious 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets Master Chief at a fateful time for them both.'
The Halo TV series has been in the works for a while now, but will finally kick off production this autumn in Budapest, Hungary.
Developer 343 Industries is currently working on the next entry in the series, Halo Infinite.