It’s been revealed that HBO has cast Game Of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey as Ellie in the upcoming The Last Of Us series. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter who also revealed that Pedro Pascal will be playing Joel in the series.
There were so many rumours about who would play Ellie in The Last Of Us TV show. I heard a lot of people suggesting another Game Of Thrones actor for the role in Maisie Williams. However, it looks like HBO’s casting agents went of another Game Of Thrones alumn in Bella Ramsey.
I think this is actually really good casting because Bella fits the role better than the likes of Williams, and she’s also a terrific actress. Just watch her in both Game Of Thrones – in which she plays Lyanna Mormont – and His Dark Materials.
Game Of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey has been cast as Ellie in The Last Of US series
Craig Mazin, who was the creator of HBO’s critically acclaimed series Chernobyl, is writing the script and executive producing with Neil Druckmann, who wrote and was the creative director of the Naughty Dog video game. It was also revealed that Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov, the Cannes darling behind 2019 drama Beanpole, could be directing the pilot.
The Last Of Us’ story is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a global pandemic (sounds familiar). However, this virus turns humans into horrible zombies which are referred to as ‘clickers’ in the video game. The series’ story will focus on the relationship between Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) and Ellie. She is a teenager who could be the key to finding a cure for this terrible virus. Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie to a quarantine zone so that they can test her and come up with a cure.
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