The cast of HBO’s live-action adaptation of the Playstation game, The Last of Us, continues to grow.
Speaking to The Guardian, actor Murray Bartlett (Frank) name-dropped Offerman, who wasn’t a previously known member of the cast. “It’s co-created by Craig Mazin, who did Chernobyl. The scripts he’s written blew my head off. It’s an epic show, but beautifully human and intimate. We filmed it in Calgary,” said Bartlett “A lot of my scenes are with Nick Offerman. Playing off him was awesome.”
While he didn’t say who Offerman was set to play, if Bartlett himself is playing Frank it seems very likely that Offerman will take the role of Bill, a major character from the game that helps Joel and Ellie. We’ll have to wait for official confirmation from HBO to really see, however.
Based on the 2013 video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog, the series will follow Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler tasked with escorting the teenage Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across a post-apocalyptic United States. It will also feature Tommy (Gabriel Luna), Joel’s younger brother and a former soldier.
The first season is expected to debut in 2022.