Shabana Azmi Roped In For Steven Spielberg’s Halo Series
Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi is all set to star in Steven Spielberg’s Halo series. Steven Spielberg has been building a web series on the popular showtime video game Halo for a very long time.
Directed by Otto Bathurst, Halo, has been described as the “most ambitious series ever.” It is set to begin production in Budapest in the fall. Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and Kate Kennedy- have signed on to the drama based on the mega-popular video game franchise, which will dramatize the conflict between humanity and an alien race known as the Covenant in the 26th century. Pablo Schreiber plays the iconic Master Chief role.
Joining the big cast of this show is our very own Shabana Azmi. She will play Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the head of the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Talking of her role and Halo, Shabana Azmi said, “It cant get bigger than this! Asian actors have been fighting for colour blind casting for years .. finally its become a reality! This is completely new territory for me. I am both excited and nervous which is a good place to be in.”
“It just fell into my lap! I had to give up on 2 projects I was scheduled to do here but I figured it would be worth it,” she added.