HBO The last of us The TV show added Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter) in a key role as Tess, the passer who worked with Joel in the first The last of us video game from developer Naughty Dog. Torv joins the previously revealed cast as Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
According to the deadline, Torv will repeat himself in the series as Tess, which means that it won’t be a simple example of his brief appearance in an episode. If you don’t already know the character, she plays an important role in reuniting Joel and Ellie before she leaves under, shall we say, tragic circumstances. It’s unclear how close the series will be to the title narrative given that Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann previously said he would “deviate significantly”.
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“Neil Druckmann is without a doubt the best storyteller working in the video game industry, and The last of us is his magnum opus, “said Craig Mazin, who developed the television series with Druckmann, when the HBO series was first announced.” Having the chance to adapt this breathtaking piece of art is a has been a dream of mine for years, and I am so honored to do so in partnership with Neil. “
It is currently unclear when HBO is The last of us adaptation could free. As noted above, Torv joins the previously revealed cast as Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, and more. The show is developed and written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, who will also be the executive producers. Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog President Evan Wells will also be executive producers and The last of us show is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, making it the first television series for PlayStation Productions. The Last of Us Part II is out now for PlayStation 4. You can check out all of our previous coverage of HBO’s upcoming adaptation here.
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