The other day it was reported that HBO had finally cast the actress, Bella Ramsey, who would be playing Ellie in the upcoming limited series The Last of Us. We were wondering then who could be picking up the role of Joel, who acts as Ellie’s protector in the video game by Sony and Naughty Dog.
Now according to a report from Deadline, it seems that Pedro Pascal will be taking up that role. Pascal is probably best known for his roles in Disney’s The Mandalorian, Netflix’s Narcos, and HBO’s Game of Thrones (in which Ramsey was also in). It was previously reported that Mahershala Ali was in talks to possibly take on the role, but those talks did not pan out and now it looks like Pascal has landed that role.
At the moment, it is unclear when HBO’s The Last of Us series will be released. It is created as a limited series, which might be a good thing since shows that run way past its prime could have a damaging effect on the franchise. The Last of Us series currently has two games under its umbrella.
The game’s creator, Neil Druckmann, had previously stated that the team is open to creating a third title in the series, but that they would need to find a story that would be able to have the same emotional impact as the previous games.