news culture The Last of Us HBO: Four new actors join the cast of the long-awaited series!
Since the announcement of the upcoming merger between HBO Max and Discovery+, as well as the postponement of the launch of the unified platform and the cancellation of many productions, fans have been worried about the possible cancellation of The Last of Us series. For now, no danger on the horizon, and new cast members have even just been announced.
We have known for many months now that Sony has the firm intention to bring its exclusives out of the framework of their consoles. There is a desire to bring the excluded to the PC, to develop licenses on other media including mobile, but also to create movies and series.
The adaptation of The Last of Us alongside cult series
Among these productions in live action, we find The Last of Usa series expected in 2023 on the HBO platform, whatever it is, and rather towards the beginning of the year. The production, ensured by the paying channel which financed Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Westworld, Chernobyl, The Wire, True Detectiveor watch menis also provided by Neil Druckmann and Naughty Dog, who are preparing to release the remake of The Last of Us Part Iexpected on PS5 on September 2 and later on PC.
In the casting, we will find Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel, Bella Ramsey in that of Ellie, Gabriel Luna in the skin of Tommy, while Nico Parker will play Sarah the daughter of Joel, that Merle Dandridge will reprise the role of Marlenethat Anna Trov will play Tess and that Nick Offerman will play the role of Bill.
Sam and Henry cast with new characters!
Since the start of filming, we have been entitled to many photos of the set, a few videos taken in secret by local residents, but also a few official photos decorations. Quite recently, we have been able to observe photos of the Salt Lake City hospital, as well as the Pittsburgh district in which Joel, Ellie, Sam and Henry survive together. It is of these two brothers that we are going to speak, since HBO Max has officially revealed the identity of the actors who will play the characters!
Henry should therefore be played by Lamar Johnson (Showtime’s Your Honor), while Sam will be played by Keivon Woodard., whose career is just beginning. This announcement was expected, because the sequence during which the characters evolve together is central to plot developmentand we knew she would be part of the series.
But that’s not all ! During the various statements and interviews, we have learned that the series will also explore new storylines, illuminating new areas of the universe. And who says new sequences says new characters, and two of them were unveiled by IGN. It is Marlon and Florence, two original creations. These new characters will be portrayed by Graham Greene (American Gods, Dances with Wolves) and Elaine Miles (Smoke Signals), but we only know that they are a married couple surviving in the now wild lands of Wyoming.
The Last of Us HBO: Four new actors join the cast of the long-awaited series!