In one of the biggest TV castings of the year, The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal is set to headline The Last Of Us, HBO’s high-profile series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise out of Chernobyl Founder Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann.
Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms, the story takes place twenty years following contemporary civilization was destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a little job shortly becomes a savage, tragic trip, as they must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Pascal’s Joel, tormented by past trauma and collapse, has to trek across a pandemic-ravaged America, all the while shielding a girl who represents the last hope of humanity.
This marks a homecoming for Pascal who became a household name with his role as Oberyn Martell on HBO’s mega hit Game Of Thrones.
Pascal now stars in Disney+’s hugely popular and acclaimed show The Mandalorian, which recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama Series. He will continue to the Star Wars series, where he’s used sparingly due to the character of his personality, although The Last Of Us has him in first position.
The actor recently became available for a brand new series, bringing multiple big offers from leading premium networks and streamers, preferring to perform The Last Of Us.
Pascal is coming off starring as the villain, Max Lord, in Wonder Woman 1984. He’s repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Kantemir Balagov is directing the pilot episode of The Last Of Us, a co-production with with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.