Storm Reid has joined the cast of The Last of Us as Riley, a character originally introduced in the video game series.
HBO The last of us series has found its Riley. Through Deadline, Euphoria and A shortcut in time Star Storm Reid was cast as Riley Abel, a character who is Ellie’s best friend before she meets Joel in the original game. She was featured in the DLC The Last of Us: Left Behind, a bonus chapter released after the original game. For the series, Reid’s role will be that of guest star playing the orphan girl who grew up in post-apocalyptic Boston.
The last of us is directly based on the Naughty Dog video game of the same name. The new series comes from The last of us creator Neil Druckman and Chernobylis Craig Mazin. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (game of thrones) lead the cast as Joel and Ellie, the two main characters in the video games. Anna Torv, Nick Offerman, Nico Parker, Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett and video game actress Merle Dandridge reprising the role she played in the game are also in the cast of the HBO adaptation. Gabriel Luna also plays an important role as Tommy, Joel’s brother.
“Right now, my main focus is The last of us. So excited to finish my work there on Season 1 and then we’re going to have a really fun adventure there,” Luna said of her involvement, via ComicBook.com. “I can’t wait for everyone have the opportunity to verify this whenever it may come out. I’m not in the planning department, but it would be sooner rather than later.”
Several adaptations of Sony PlayStation games are on the way
The last of us is one of many video game adaptations in the works, with several upcoming titles in development based specifically on popular games for Sony PlayStation consoles. Soon we will see the new Unexplored The film was released on the big screen with Tom Holland as the young Nathan Drake. It could be the start of a movie franchise if this movie does well. We’ll see how it goes when Unexplored releases February 11.
It has also been reported that a twisted metal The series is in preparation at HBO. Based on the car combat video game series, the twisted metal the show will feature The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie as the title character, John Doe. It is based on an original take by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (dead Pool). The last major release in the video game series came ten years ago with a twisted metal reboot for the PS3 in 2012.
There is no scheduled release date yet for The last of us, but fans are very excited to see this adaptation on the small screen. Both the original video game and its sequel are widely acclaimed, and the source material certainly has the potential to lend itself to an even more impressive TV show. Let’s just hope it lives up to that potential when it comes out.
A set photo from the set of The Last of Us gives us a face-to-face look at Pedro Pascal in costume as apocalypse survivor Joel.
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