HBO, Sony, and Naughty Dog are working together to bring The Last of Us series to the screen. After the hype that one of the rumors caused around the show, we just got to know one of the most crucial details. We already know the actors who will play Ellie and Joel.
Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will strive to present The Last of Us HBO series in episodes, but preparing the series will not be an easy task. The production has fans around the world who believe that the director of “Chernobyl” and the creator of the hit Sony title will take care of every little detail.
One of the most important details of the production is choosing the right acting team that will meet the expectations of the fans of the series and presents the events on the screen in the best possible style. Kantemir Balagov will be responsible for the pilot episode.
At night, there was a rumor that Joel would be played by Mahershala Ali, which caused a wave of negative comments and criticism, so HBO and Sony were put against the wall, and a quick response was needed. After just a few hours, the actors who would actually appear in The Last of Us series were presented.
Pedro Pascal got the role of Joel – the actor starred in such productions as The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984, Kingsman: Golden Circle, Game of Thrones, he also took part in the Narcos series. The company also decided to confirm that Bella Ramsey will take the role of Ellie – you will surely know the 17-year-old actress from Game of Thrones or Dark Matter.
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The Last of Us series has an image that many viewers are waiting for, and it is easy to assume that the iconic Sony IP has a lot of fan expectations. Producers cannot afford to slip up before work begins on the set.