Pedro Pascal and young Bella Ramsey will be the protagonists of the television adaptation of the video game ‘The Last of Us’ what are you preparing in HBO Craig Mazin, the creator of ‘Chernobyl’ (2019).
“We’re excited to have Bella in the ‘The Last of Us’ family! (…). Ah! And here goes the other half. Excited to have Pedro on board for our series!” this wednesday in Twitter Neil Druckmann, the head of the videogame and that he will work four-handed with Mazin on this series.
‘The Last of Us’ is a famous post-apocalyptic video game which was introduced in 2013 and caused a sensation on the PlayStation console.
The long-awaited sequel to this title, ‘The Last of Us Part II’, was published last June and in 2020 it won the game of the year award at the Game Awards, “the Oscars of video games.”
Pedro Pascal will play Joel in the series, while Bella Ramsey will play Ellie.
The Chilean and the young actress have a common past since both participated in ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019).
Pascal played Oberyn Martell in this small-screen phenomenon, while Ramsey played Lyanna Mormont, a small role that nonetheless amazed fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ until she became one of the audience’s favorite characters. .
‘The Last of Us’ It will be a huge step in Ramsey’s career, while for Pascal this series will cement his status. as one of the hottest names in Hollywood.
Last year the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ premiered, the acclaimed and highly successful ‘Star Wars’ series that is the first non-animated television project in the science fiction saga devised by George Lucas.
The Latin interpreter, who had risen to fame for ‘Narcos’ (2015-2017), also stood out in 2020 for being one of the villains of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, the sequel to ‘Wonder Woman’ (2017) led by Gal Gadot as the star and Patty Jenkins as the filmmaker.
He also had time in 2020 to try his luck in family and children’s cinema with ‘We Can Be Heroes’, a film by Latin director Robert Rodríguez for Netflix.
Plans for the series on ‘The Last of Us’ were unveiled in March of last year.
“I can’t believe we can team up with one of my favorite writers (for Craig Mazin) to bring Ellie and Joel’s journey to HBO,” Druckmann said at the time.
Mazin, who was hugely successful with the limited series ‘Chernobyl’, will serve as a writer and executive producer on this new project for the small screen.
Among other awards, ‘Chernobyl’ won the awards for best limited series at the Golden Globes and the Emmys.
“Neil Druckmann is hands down the best storyteller working in the video game environment,” Mazin said in March 2020. “Having the opportunity to adapt his awe-inspiring artwork has been a dream of mine for years, so I’m very honored to do it with Neil as a partner, “he added.
This television project about ‘The Last of Us’ will be a co-production by Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions, a company that, in this way, will enter for the first time in the world of series.