HBO Releases New Photo;  Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker join the cast – Deadline

HBO Releases New Photo; Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker join the cast – Deadline

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey appear in a new photo from the upcoming series The last of us broadcast Thursday by HBO. The duo star as Joel and Ellie in the project based on the 2013 PlayStation game of the same name.

The addition of Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker to the cast was also announced. The couple, who voiced the characters of Joel and Ellie in the games, will play different characters in the adaptation.

Based on Naughty Dog’s award-winning video game, The last of us is set 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed by a deadly virus. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone into the Fireflies, a cure-seeking organization. What starts out as a small job quickly becomes a brutal and harrowing journey as they both must cross the United States and depend on each other for survival.

The previously announced cast also includes Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Pierce and Anna Torv.

Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin are co-creators, executive producers, writers and directors. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam serve as executive producers. Kantemir Balagov, Jasmila Žbanić, Ali Abbasi, Peter Hoar, Jeremy Webb and Liza Johnson are directors.

The last of us is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog are producing.

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