Actress Natascha McElhone (Californication) has been cast as Cortana in Showtime’s upcoming Halo TV series. She’ll also be playing Dr. Catherine Halsey, who serves as the basis for Master Chief’s favorite AI.

Other actors who have joined the cast include “Emmy nominee Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), celebrated Indian actress Shabana Azmi (Fire), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher) and Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe).” The show will premiere in the first quarter of 2021.

In its adaptation for SHOWTIME, HALO will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. HALO will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

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