Thu. Feb 25th, 2021
The Last of Us: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey Cast as Joel and Ellie in HBO Series

Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) have been cast in HBO’s The Final of Us series adaptation, in the respective lead roles of Joel and Ellie. The Final of Us is set in a publish-apocalyptic planet wherever a pandemic final results in the creation of the Contaminated, who are zombies all but in identify. Joel is a hardened survivor tormented by trauma who’s tasked with smuggling 14-yr-previous orphan Ellie across the US as her blood could be the remedy to mentioned pandemic. The game centres on the connection amongst Joel and Ellie, just as the series no doubt will.

This could possibly sound a bit like what Pascal has previously been carrying out on The Mandalorian — a guy with a previous taking care of an orphan youngster — however The Final of Us is decidedly a a lot darker story. That was also real for its video game sequel The Final of Us Aspect II (set 5 many years right after the occasions of the unique), which I described as “gloomy, depressing, and morbid”, and which the HBO series could possibly probably cover in the course of its run.

The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline very first brought word of Ramsey and Pascal’s casting, respectively, and each reviews have been confirmed by The Final of Us developer Naughty Puppy. Deadline claimed that Pascal would be in a position to lead two Television series at the identical time as his Mandalorian character spends a good deal of the time behind a helmet, which enables Disney to make intensive use of stuntmen. THR also mentioned that Mahershala Ali, whose identify had been circulating in casting rumours, had not signed on.

The two Pascal and Ramsey have background at HBO, the house for The Final of Us. Ramsey produced her acting debut with Game of Thrones as Lyanna Mormont, the youthful and fierce ruler of Bear Island who did not mince her phrases in front of grownups. Pascal also rose to fame on Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell, the swashbuckling Red Viper of Dorne who was infamously killed by The Mountain in a trial by fight. Pascal and Ramsey did not share any scenes on Game of Thrones.

The HBO pedigree continues behind the scenes also on The Final of Us adaptation, with Chernobyl‘s Emmy-winning creator Craig Mazin set as author and executive producer alongside Neil Druckmann, the author and director on The Final of Us and The Final of Us Aspect II. Kantemir Balagov, director of the acclaimed 2019 Russian movie Beanpole, is set as director on The Final of Us series pilot.

Former HBO president Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Puppy president Evan Wells, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions will also serve as executive producers. The Final of Us series is a manufacturing of HBO, Sony Images Tv, PlayStation Productions, Word Video games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Puppy.

The Final of Us is thought of one particular of the most effective video video games ever produced, and has offered above 20 million copies as of October 2019. The Final of Us Aspect II offered four million units in the very first 3 days.

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