The Last Of Us show from HBO has been rife with speculation on just who will be playing the two characters that we know and love – Joel and Ellie. Well, we now have our answer: Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay, both stars of the Game of Throne TV series, will be taking the reins of these two fan-favorites.
Bella Ramsay played Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, with Pedro Pascal playing Oberyn Martell, however Pascal has become widely known – and favoured – due to his spectacular performance as Din Djarin in The Mandalorian. As you can see, any argument that these two don’t have the acting chops to play Ellie and Joel are most certainly unfounded.
Neil Druckmann, scriptwriter of The Last of Us HBO show and creative director of the video games of the same name, reacted to the news on Twitter. He expressed that he was thrilled to “have Bella join the TLoU family” and he is also “stoked to have Pedro aboard [the] show.”
The show’s existence was first revealed last March by The Hollywood Reporter, where it was confirmed that Craig Mazin, creator of the limited series Chernobyl, would be writing the adaptation of the video game into a TV series.
The TV series will be following Joel and Ellie as they travel across America, fighting the infected and humans all along the way. The reason being that Ellie, a 14-year old girl, is the cure that will save the world from the virus that has ravaged the world.
It’s a premise that players of the game are all very aware of, and certainly know the ending of. We’re certain the show, much like The Witcher, will still be a hit, but we would have liked it if an exploration of The Last of Us show would have focused on other characters like Bill.