The Last Of Us HBO Series Casts Original Tommy Actor In New Role
Many of the big streaming services are banking on high-budget adaptations of video game franchises to entice new subscribers for their platforms. One of the biggest upcoming video game-related projects is The Last of Us live-action series for HBO. The project has been gaining attention for its casting choices so far, with The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as the new face of Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. The series is also paying tribute to the original game by having the original Marlene actor reprise her role from the game. New casting announcements are now continuing this trend, as the original Tommy actor is set to return as well, though not how fans might expect.
Deadline has reported on three new casting choices that have been made for The Last of Us HBO series. The first will be familiar to The Last of Us fans, as Jeffrey Pierce, the original Tommy actor from the video games, will be returning for the new series. However, Pierce is not returning to play Tommy, as that role has already gone to Gabriel Luna. Instead, Pierce will be portraying Perry, a rebel character in the quarantine zone. Aside from his past work as Tommy, Pierce is known for his work on the television series Bosch and The Tomorrow People.
Newly confirmed alongside the original Tommy actor were Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neil as Frank and Bill, respectively. Bartlett has worked on other HBO shows before, such as The White Lotus and Looking. O’Neil’s recent work includes the HBO series Chernobyl, which was created by Craig Mazin, who is co-showrunning The Last of Us series alongside Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. These two roles will be survivors living in an isolated town. The show seems to be truly coming together, as filming has already begun in Canada. Hopefully, the series arrives soon, so it can light up HBO’s night like a Firefly.
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