As production continues on The Last of Us, it looks like HBO hasn’t completely announced its full cast yet as it has been recently revealed that acclaimed actor Nick Offerman has seemingly joined Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the upcoming live-action series.
Speaking with The Guardian, The White Lotus star Murray Bartlett confirmed the Parks and Recreation alum’s involvement by opening up about his experience working on the long-awaited project where he revealed that he has shot a lot of scenes with Offerman, whose role remains under wraps.
“It’s co-created by Craig Mazin, who did Chernobyl,” Bartlett shared. “The scripts he’s written blew my head off. It’s an epic show, but beautifully human and intimate. We filmed it in Calgary. A lot of my scenes are with Nick Offerman. Playing off him was awesome.”
The Last of Us series will tackle the events of the first game with the possibility of additional content based on the upcoming video game sequel. It is set to be led by Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal as Joel, and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
“The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-pandemic America.”
Joining Pascal and Ramsey are Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) as Tommy Miller, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Anna Torv (Mindhunter) as Tess and Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) as she reprises her role in the video games as Marlene, the leader of a resistance group known as the Fireflies. It also features Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch) as Perry, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank, and Con O’Neill (Chernobyl) as Bill.
The live-action series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.