Los Angeles: “The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal and teen actor Bella Ramsey will play the lead roles in HBO’s adaptation of popular video game “The Last of Us”. HBO had given a series order to the project, which hails from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and game’s writer Neil Druckmann, in November 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The Last of Us”, which was launched in 2013, takes place 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival.