Pablo Schreiber to Star in Showtime's 'Halo' Series as Master Chief

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American Gods actor Pablo Schreiber has signed on to star in Showtime's adaptation of the Halo video game franchise.

"It's time to suit up! @schreiber_pablo has been enlisted as Master Chief. He'll play the iconic Spartan super soldier and humanity's last hope against the alien Covenant in our upcoming series, #Halo. #Showtime," the cable network tweeted Wednesday.

"This one is special! Huge thanx to @Showtime, @Amblin and #343i for trusting me with this iconic character. I can't wait to get to work on helping to bring this incredible world to life! Game. On," Schreiber wrote in his own post.

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Schreiber, 40, is also known for his roles in First Man and Skyscraper.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.