This cast is getting more and more impressive with each announcement. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Gabriel Luna has been tapped as a lead opposite Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us, HBO’s high-profile series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann.
Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), 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.
Luna will play Tommy, Joel’s (Pascal) younger brother, a former soldier who hasn’t lost his sense of idealism and hope for a better world.
Druckmann has stated that the series will retell the events of the PlayStation franchise’s first entry, though some episodes will “deviate greatly” from the source material.