Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress

The unique voice of Cortana returns for the upcoming Halo TV collection on Showtime. Originally, the Cortana role was given to Natascha McElhone, however scheduling conflicts have pressured the actress to drop out of the upcoming present. Works out nicely for followers, as a result of the alternative casting has put Jen Taylor within the position of Cortana, a job she is intimately acquainted with having performed her within the video games. 

Taylor introduced Cortana to life in each mainstay Halo recreation, so we all know she’s acquired the chops for it. The information that the unique Cortana voice actress could be reprising her position for the upcoming live-action collection got here on the heels of the affirmation that the present has resumed manufacturing. Following delays onset by COVID-19, the primary star of the collection, Pablo Schreiber, shared the excellent news with a small teaser image of Master Chief’s helmet. 

The collection itself is presently filming as soon as extra in Budapest, Hungary. The ten-episode collection is government produced by showrunner Kyle Killen (Lone Star) and directed and produced by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Stephen Spielberg, Showtime, and Amblin Television assisted 343 Industries in placing collectively the inventive group, alongside 343’s Kiki Wolfkill. 

According to the group creating this present, the latest Halo adaptation will comply with the final paths of the video games with a full deal with the 26th-century battle between the Covenant and humanity. Showtime additionally revealed that it’s going to “weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.” 

We additionally know that the upcoming present, according to Wolflkill, shall be “an epic new story experience set in the Halo Universe.” Wolfkill additionally beforehand talked about that the group is working onerous to make sure that they steadiness “moments fans have already experienced and moments that have yet to be experienced” with the intention to create one thing respectful of the franchise, “but also new and surprising and enthralling.”

It shall be fascinating to see the way it all comes collectively when the Halo TV collection lastly makes its Showtime debut. We haven’t got a launch date but, however given rumors that Master Chief is ready to take away his helmet within the pilot episode (an enormous no-no for the franchise, his mystique is a part of his appeal as a personality), we all know that individuals are going to have some ideas on the present after it launches. 

What are you hoping to see from the upcoming Halo TV collection? Love the concept, or want they’d cease making live-action diversifications? Sound off along with your ideas within the remark part under! 

[Source: IGN]

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