The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal to Play Joel in The Last of Us

The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal will play Joel in the television adaptation of the acclaimed video game The Last of Us, coming to HBO Max.

The last of us he found his Joel in a familiar pop culture father figure.

The HBO TV series adaptation Max will see The mandalorianPedro Pascal in the role of Joel, as reported Deadline. Pascal will star alongside his ex game of Thrones her co-star Bella Ramsey, known to fans as Lyanna Mormont, who was recently cast in the role of Ellie. Ramsey and Pascal will meet showrunner Carolyn Strauss, who also worked on game of Thrones and is executive producer The last of us T.V. series.

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Similar to the acclaimed video game Naughty Dog on which the series is based, Pascal will play a “tortured” version of Joel for the HBO adaptation of Max. His full character description reads: “Haunted by past trauma and failure, [he] must traverse an America devastated by the pandemic, while protecting a girl who represents humanity’s last hope. “

The last of us The television series is adapted from the acclaimed 2013 game Naughty Dog that tells the story of a destroyed world invaded by zombie-like creatures who fell ill with a global disease that infected them. Ellie, a teenager living in the post-apocalyptic universe, could have the key to the cure of the pandemic in her blood. As he struggles to find his way through this shattered world, he meets Joel, a smuggler who lost his daughter to global disease, and the two decide to protect each other on their way to supposed safety.

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The official synopsis of The last of us‘the television adaptation says,

Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation® platforms, the story takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to get Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey, as both must traverse the United States and depend on each other to survive.

Written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, HBO’s The last of us is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and stars Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel. Director Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot episode of the series.

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Source: Deadline

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