“The Last of Us” HBO series has added three new faces to its cast. Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, and Con O’Neil have joined the previously announced cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, and Gabriel Luna.
Jeffrey Pierce was also part of "The Last of Us" video game series and voiced Tommy, but he will have a different role in a recurring character "Perry," a rebel in a quarantine zone in the series. Murray Bartlett will play Frank and O’Neill will be Bill, both of them will be guest stars in the series. Gabriel Luna is playing Tommy in the series.
“The Last of Us” is currently in production in Calgary, Alberta. Filming for the series started this week on Monday and is currently in full flow, it has added few local actors to the cast as well, however, their names are yet to be revealed.
Previously, Nico Parker was added to the cast as Sarah, daughter of Joel played by Pedro Pascal. Bella Ramsey is starring as Ellie.
Kantemir Balagov is helming the pilot episode of The Last Of Us, he will be directing one more episode in this series. Ali Abbasi and Jasmila Zbanic are the two other announced directors, who will be directing two episodes each in the series. Names of two other directors are not yet revealed, they will be directing two episodes each as well.
Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, “The Last of Us” debut season will have ten episodes. Mazin and Druckmann are also executive producers alongside Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, and Carter Swan. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, Sony Pictures, and Naughty Dog are the producers.
The series will follow Joel, a seasoned survivor, who is paid to transport 14-year-old Ellie out of a restrictive quarantine zone. What begins as a little job quickly turns into a terrible, devastating trip as they both must travel across the United States and rely on each other for survival.
The plot is set twenty years after modern society has been destroyed and is based on Naughty Dog's highly acclaimed video game "The Last of Us," which was developed exclusively for the PlayStation® platforms.
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