The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey have been cast in HBO’s The Last of Us series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise, in lead roles of Joel and Ellie, respectively.
Previous rumors had suggested that two-times academy award winner, Mahershala Ali will be assuming the lead role in the series. However, HBO has shut down the rumors and confirmed that Mahershala Ali will not be playing the role of Joel, and the role will instead be played by Pedro Pascal.
Pascal currently stars in Disney+’s popular and acclaimed series The Mandalorian, which recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama Series. He had even starred in Game of Thrones throughout its the fourth season, and his character was liked a lot by fans (we all know what happens to likeable characters on GoT). He will continue on the Star Wars series, where he is used sparingly because of the nature of his character, though The Last Of Us has him in the first position.
HBO has done a good job of starring both the lead actors who have also starred in Game of Thrones. Bella Ramsey’s character of the tough and young Lyanna Mormont was an absolute fan favorite. Fans are hyped up and excited to see the dynamic of these two characters together in The Last of Us
What is the story of ‘The Last of Us’ about?
Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the series is based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms. The story of the series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, and a pandemic has resulted in the creation of the Infected, aka, a zombie apocalypse. Joel is a hardened survivor troubled by his past trauma, who has been tasked with smuggling 14-year-old orphan Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across the US as her blood could be the cure to said pandemic and save humanity. The game revolves around the relationship between Joel and Ellie, and the series will most likely be doing the same.
‘The Last of Us’ video game received universal acclaim and went on to win several games of the year awards. It is also one of the best-selling video-games on the PlayStation platform.
When is Last of Us part 3 release date?
The Last of Us Part III release date has yet to be announced. Nothing official has been said about it but the rumours say the filming of part 3 has been started and Pedro Pascal will be in the main role instead of Mahershala Ali.