The Last of Us is a action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment where Joel is tasked to escort a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic United States.
The series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. —— HBO Official Description
As the game is announced to be filmed into a TV Series on HBOMax, more and more show’s cast has been unveiled as the shooting is going on. Let us take a look on who is reveled.
Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller
Pedro Pascal will be playing the lead male protagonist of The Last of Us, Joel the smuggler who will provide audiences with experience of the world in his perspective. Pascal is also known for his role as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones and Din Djarin in The Mandalorian.
Bella Ramsey as Ellie
Bella Ramsey will be playing the lead female protagonist of The Last of Us, Ellie who is a young orphan that is immune to the virus. She needs to be sent to the group Fireflies so that they can create a cure from her DNA. Ramsey is also known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.
Nick Offerman as Bill
Nick Offerman will be playing the role of Bill who is a post-pandemic survivalist met by Joel and Ellie during their journey. Offerman is also known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation.
Anna Torv as Tess
Anna Torv will be playing the role of Tess. She used to partner with Joel in smuggling and aided in Joel and Ellie’s journey to the Fireflies. Torv is also known for her role as Olivia Dunham in Fringe.
Murray Bartlett as Frank
Anna Torv will be playing the role of Frank, who was Bill’s partner but deceased in the game. The series might go through the event of his death again or maybe there is hope for his survive? Bartlett has starred as Armond in The White Lotus and Michael “Mouse” Tolliver in Tales of the City.
Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller
Gabriel Luna will be playing the role of Tommy Miller, he is the younger brother of Joel and a former soldier holding onto his idealism in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Luna is best known for his role as Ghost Rider in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Merle Dandridge as Marlene
Merle Dandridge will be playing the role of Marlene, the leader of Fireflies. Amazing enough, Dandridge also voiced Marlene in both The Last of Us and a flashback in The Last of Us Part II, so it’s basically the voice we are familiar with Marlene in the original. Dandridge is also known as her role as Kim Hammond in The Flight Attendant.
Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
Jeffrey Pierce will be playing the role of Perry, a rebel living in one of the country’s quarantine zones. Pierce voiced as Tommy in both games and this time returning as a different character. Pierce is also known for his role as Young Alan Pangborn in Castle Rock.
Nico Parker as Sarah
Nico Parker will be playing the role of Sarah, our protagonist Joel’s daughter. She is known by her role of Milly Farrier in Tim Burton’s Dumbo (2019).
The first season of the show will be a 10-episode season of the 2013’s The Last of Us. Although it’s an adaption of the game, Niel Druckmann has revealed that some episodes will “deviate greatly” from the original events, but did assure that the story will only “enhance” previous material rather than “undo” it. Well we will only be able to decide that when it releases, so stay tune for The Last of Us on HBOMax in 2022.
In the meantime, how about trying the the game of The Last of Us on PlayStation and experience the original story with your own hands.
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