Exclusive: Charlie Murphy teases Halo TV show's "incredible" plot

Hannah Lovejoy, Laurence Mozafari
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Photo credit: Eamonn M. McCormack - Getty Images

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Halo is a massive gaming franchise and there are plans to expand the brand – one way is through a new TV series based on some of the game's storylines.

Peaky Blinders star Charlie Murphy is set to join Halo as Makee, a brand new character that has been set up for the TV series.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Charlie shared more details about the series, and also about her character Makee.

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Photo credit: Eamonn M. McCormack - Getty Images

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"It's obviously set on the game, but this a character that's been introduced for the TV series. There's not a lot that anyone will know about her. But that's quite exciting, I think, to wait for the reveal. She's a real character and a lot of fun to play," Charlie said.

Charlie also revealed that there will be some crossover in the new series, explaining that Makee will have a connection with Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber).

Halo is set to have nine episodes, it is currently in production with plans to wrap in the summertime, Charlie revealed that the show may be released early next year.

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Photo credit: Phillip Massey - Getty Images

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Charlie said: "We have a couple of months left. The production on this has been incredible. I don't know how they're managing to pull off filming during a pandemic to the scale that they're doing. It’s just kind of jaw-dropping. But we're managing to do it.

"Yeah, we've a bit to go. We had a hiatus, obviously, during the pandemic, and coming back to it, it feels like we're doing a load of TV series, and we're just on series two. That's what it feels like, because it's just been so long in the making.

"But it's good. We're seeing things coming together now, and episodes being roughly assembled. Yeah, it's in good shape."

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Photo credit: YouTube

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Explaining what the sets are like, Charlie said that they're "incredible", she also described other production details including the costumes and special effects.

"Yeah, the sets are incredible. We've got a couple of stages and a lot of set work. And then some location stuff as well. But they've created the world – it's obviously, you know, in the future, and it's different planets. Just a world away from anything that I've done before," she said.

"So, yeah, very set-heavy. The designs are just incredible. The costumes are insane. The special effects are going to be fantastic as well. It's just a beast of a show, but it's a lot of fun."

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