The cast of HBO Max’s live action adaptation of The Last of Us just continues to get more and more impressive with each new addition.
Euphoria and A Wrinkle in Time actress Storm Reid will join HBO’s The Last of Us series adaptation, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
Reid has been cast as Riley Abel, Ellie’s best friend and a key character from The Last of Us’ Left Behind DLC.
Deadline broke the news with a report on Reid’s casting and The Last of Us game director Neil Druckmann, who’s co-writing the first season of the HBO adaptation, confirmed the report on Twitter. “Riley! Welcome to the fam, Storm Reid!” wrote Druckmann.
Just like the game, “The Last of Us” show follows hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal) 20 years after civilization has been destroyed by a deadly virus that essentially unleashed a zombie apocalypse. As though his life isn’t complicated enough, he’s hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, across the country and out of an oppressive quarantine zone. Before he knows it, the job evolves into a life-changing journey as the two survivors learn to depend on one another. But before Ellie had Joel, she had Riley — and based on the casting info, we’ll see the early days of Ellie’s journey firsthand.
“The Last of Us,” which comes from series creator Neil Druckmann and “Chernobyl” showrunner Craig Mazin, is set to arrive at some point in 2022, though no specific date has been revealed.