‘Halo’: Natascha McElhone and Bokeem Woodbine Among New Cast for Showtime TV Series

Halo” might be the most far-reaching original series in Showtime history. Now, the show has a few extra notable performers to help bring the massively popular video game series to a TV audience.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Friday, Showtime presidents Jana Winograde and Gary Levine announced that Natascha McElhone and Bokeem Woodbine would be leading the first large group of “Halo” cast additions, alongside an ensemble that also includes Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy.

McElhone will face a unique challenge in the series as she is playing a pair of roles. As Dr. Catherine Halsey, she’ll be the creator of the mercenary force of Spartans at the center of this all-encompassing military struggle. She’ll also lend her voice to Cortana, the “Halo” world’s incredibly powerful artificial intelligence system in the midst of the 26th century. This will be

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