Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey to star in HBO's The Last of Us
Pascal will star as Joel, "a hardened survivor, tormented by past trauma and failure, who must trek across a pandemic-ravaged America, all the while protecting a girl who represents the last hope of humanity."
Ramsey will play Ellie, "a 14-year old orphan who has never known anything but a ravaged planet, struggles to balance her instinct for anger and defiance with her need for connection and belonging… as well as the newfound reality that she may be the key to saving the world."
Based on the critically acclaimed video game, The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.