Deadline is exclusively reporting that The Last of Us TV series, which is being developed at HBO, has attached several fresh faces to the project. Among them are Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, and Con O’Neil.
Also confirmed are Nico Parker, Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, and Gabriel Luna. Jeffrey Pierce, who voices Tommy in The Last of Us video game franchise, will appear as Perry, a charter who is described as “a rebel in a quarantine zone”. Murray Bartlett will guest star as Frank and Con O’Neil will play Bill. The duo play “two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town” (both characters originated in the video game).
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Synopsis: The series is set twenty-years after a viral outbreak wreaks havoc on the world. Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) is contracted to retrieve fourteen-year-old Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) from a quarantine camp and bring her to the Fireflies, a group searching for a cure for the virus. The pair find that they must rely heavily on one another if they are to survive the cross-country trek.
Johan Renck (Chernobyl) was originally tapped to helm the adaptation for HBO but had to bow out due to scheduling problems. He was replaced by Kantemir Balagov. Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) is taking on teleplay duties as well as executive producing with The Last of Us video game writer/creative director, Neil Druckmann.