“The Last of Us”: The actor who voiced Tommy in the games includes HBO’s series
Casting progresses forward HBO’s “The Last of Us” TV series, with Deadline detailing today that Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neil have joined the cast.
Intriguing about this casting that Jeffrey Pierce had voiced Tommy, Joel’s sibling, in The Last of Us video games, however he’s playing a different role in the show.
“Pierce will recur as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone. Bartlett guest stars as Frank and O’Neill is Bill, two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town.”
Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) will be directing the pilot episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us” series, with Jasmila Žbanić (Quo vadis, Aida) and Ali Abbasi (Border) additionally directing episodes.
Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”) is Joel and Bella Ramsey (“Game of Thrones”) is Ellie, with Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) playing Tommy, the brother of Pascal’s Joel.
Merle Dandridge is back as “Marlene, the head of the Fireflies, a resistance movement struggling for freedom against an oppressive military regime.” She voiced the role in the games.
Nico Parker (Dumbo) will play Joel’s daughter Sarah, who we momentarily met early on in the original video game. Sarah, who we start the game playing as, passes on in Joel’s arms.
“The series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, 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.”
Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) is developing the series for HBO, and he’ll be working with Neil Druckmann to write and executive produce the small screen adaptation.