The cast for the HBO series The Last of Us is currently being eagerly put together. The fans have been curious for a long time now, and finally we have the confirmation of the actors who will play Joel and Ellie.
While the PoC actor Mahershala Ali was initially under discussion for Joel, the choice finally fell on The Mandalorian cast, Pedro Pascal, as is reported by Deadline . A familiar face could also be found for Ellie, namely the Game of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey.
The series is currently being produced by HBO with Naughty Dogs Neil Druckmann, as well as Craig Mazin, who is known for his work on the HBO miniseries Chernobyl .
According to the latest information, the HBO series will take up the events of the original game, maybe a little from the current Part II. That’s about all we know at the moment. We will update you with more information once it becomes available.
When it comes to the selected names for Joel and Ellie, I am personally satisfied. They are both good actors and they look good together on screen. This remains to be seen when the series launch officially, but I have a good hunch on this one.