Halo TV Show Recasts Cortana With Someone You Know Very Well

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Halo TV series in the works at Showtime. After going into production at the end of 2019, the making of the series was paused–like almost every other TV show and film–due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With shows and films slowly going back into production, we’re finally getting some new and interesting information about the video game adaptation.

It was originally revealed that Natasha McElhone (Californication) would take on the role of Dr. Catherine Halsey, the person behind the Spartan supersoldier program, as well as the artificial intelligence construct Cortana. After all, in the game Cortana is based on a cloned copy of Halsey’s brain. However, a major casting change has taken place.

While McElhone will continue playing the role of Halsey, she will no longer portray Cortana. According to a report from IGN, Jen Taylor–the actress that’s played Cortana in all of the main Halo video games–will portray the blue AI character. It remains to be seen, though, whether Taylor will simply voice a CGI character or actually appear in-person on the show.

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