‘Halo’ Star Pablo Schreiber Says the Series Isn’t Just for Gamers

Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Kate Kennedy as Kai, Bentley Kalu as Vannak, and Natasha Culzac as Riz in Halo

There’s no need to be an avid gamer to get thrills from this action-filled series based on the Xbox favorite played by millions worldwide.

“You can definitely not know anything [about Halo] and still enjoy the show,” promises series star Pablo Schreiber (above, wearing 60 pounds of armor!). He stars as genetically engineered Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (the same avatar players assume in the game).

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An epic battle between humanity and aliens ensues.

Set in the 26th century against the backdrop of a human-alien war, the saga follows Master Chief, who never questions the military orders given by ruling agency UNSC (United Nations Space Command). However, his world opens up when he removes a behavior- and emotion-suppressing pellet he didn’t know had been implanted in him as a child. Says Schreiber, “He begins having these memories [of his past].”

With this newfound awareness come questions that challenge his blind loyalty to the UNSC. Game on!

Halo, Series Premiere, Thursday, March 24, Paramount+