HBO’s The Last of Us series has cast Dumbo star Nico Parker as Sarah, Joel’s daughter. Pedro Pascal was previously announced as Joel in the upcoming series.
She will star with Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Gabriel Luna is cast as Joel’s brother Tommy. Merle Dandridge will play the role of Marlene, for which she lent her voice in Naughty Dog’s video game of the same name. Parker is a relatively new actress and previously played Milly Farrier in 2019’s Dumbo which was directed by Tim Burton. Parker is the daughter of Thandiwe Newton, one of the stars of Westworld which is also made by HBO.
The Last of Us is a beloved video game series being turned into a television series on HBO. Chernobyl developer Craig Mazin will team up with The Last of Us developer Neil Druckmann for the series and they will use events from the first game.
Druckmann has said that at times the series stays close to the source material of the first game, but that there are also forays into new ideas because TV is a different medium. One area that Druckmann wants to delve into more is the drama between characters. The Last of Us is scheduled to begin filming next month.