The Last of Us HBO Releases More PlayStation Game Characters
As HBO takes The last of us will carve as close as possible to the games properly, some changes have meant that the adaptation process requires some character adjustments. But while some characters and the voices behind them make their way straight, others get new stars…and new roles for the actors replacing them.
Deadline reports that Merle Dandrige, Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neill have all been cast in the network’s adaptation of the beloved PlayStation 4 from Naughty Dog. Dandrige and Pierce are household names to fans of the games, having played Fireflies resistance leader Marlene and Joel Miller’s brother Tommy respectively. at a time The last of us and The Last of Us Part II. But while Dandridge will reprise her role as Marlene, Pierce will now play a new recurring character called Perry, described as “a rebel in a quarantine zone.” It’s because Tommy Miller is now played by Agents of SHIELDby Gabriel Luna in the show, playing the brother of Joel, played by The Mandalorianby Pedro Pascal.
Bartlett and O’Neill will play two minor characters from the original game, Frank and Bill, respectively. Met by Joel and Ellie (game of thrones‘ Bella Ramsey) in Lincoln, Massachusetts as former associates of Joel, Frank and Bill are described for the show as “two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own remote town”. In the game, it is heavily implied that Frank and Bill are gay and were former partners before angrily splitting up as the fungal apocalypse continued, a fact eventually clarified by game director Neil Druckmann on the franchise companion podcast series.
Currently in production, The last of us is currently set to arrive on HBO in 2022.
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