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HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Adds Video Game Actor Jeffrey Pierce and More to Cast

HBO’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed action-adventure survival video game, The Last of Us, has revealed its latest casting announcements.

As reported by Deadline, Jeffrey Pierce (the voice actor for Tommy in the video game) has joined the series as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone. Meanwhile, Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neill will guest star as two survivalists named Frank and Bill, respectively.

Today’s latest announcements join the previously confirmed Pedro Pascal, who will take on the leading role of Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene (reprising her role in the video game series), and Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter.

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The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. 

The series is written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, director of the video game and co-president of Naughty Dog, and is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi will both serve as directors, and Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot episode.

The Last of Us will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Stay tuned for more updates.

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