Halo TV Show Starts Production On Season 2, Adds Vampire Diaries Star To Cast
Production has begun on the second season of the Halo TV series. Microsoft announced this in a blog post, and confirmed more details on the sophomore season.
Season 2 will film in Iceland and Budapest, and the first photo shows Master Chief actor Pablo Schreiber and other cast members somewhere in tranquil-looking Iceland.
Halo Season 2 has begun production in Iceland
The showrunner for Season 2 is David Wiener (Flesh and Bone, Fear the Walking Dead), who took over from Season 1 co-showrunners Kyle Killen and Stephen Kane.
In addition to Master Chief, Cortana, and Halsey, Season 2 adds new cast members such as The Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan as James Ackerson. The character is described as a "formidable intelligence operative who has spent his career climbing the ranks of the Office of Naval Intelligence..."
Additionally, Cristina Rodlo (Too Old to Die Young) joins Halo as Talia Perez, a linguistics expert working for the UNSC Marine Corps' communications unit.
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The Halo TV show is produced by Showtime in partnership with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and developer 343. Spielberg is also an executive producer on the series, as are Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O'Connor, Bonnie Ross from 343. Ross is leaving 343 Industries and Microsoft altogether as part of a wider managerial shakeup at 343.
In other Halo news, Halo Infinite is adding bunny ear DLC and Halo: The Master Chief Collection has abandoned plans to introduce microtransactions.
This story originally appeared on: Gamespot - Author:Eddie Makuch