HBO's Last of Us Show Casts Game of Thrones Star as Ellie

HBO's Last of Us Show Casts Game of Thrones Star as Ellie

IGN·2021-02-11 14:00

The Last of Us TV show coming to HBO has found its Ellie. Bella Ramsey, best known for playing Lyanna Mormont in HBOs Game of Thrones, will play the main role in Craig Mazins adaptation.The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Ellies casting today and cleared up rumors on another bit of casting news as well. True Detective star Mahershala Ali will not be playing Joel in the HBO series, though the actor was at one point circling the role.Ellie is one of the main characters in The Last of Us. A young orphan, she is discovered to be immune to the virus that has overtaken Earth that turns infected people into horrible creatures. A fixer named Joel is tasked with delivering Ellie to a group called The Fireflys so they can create a cure for the virus.Lyanna Mormont and more round out our favorite characters from Game of Thrones Season 6. https://t.co/vZm1PMRXhXpic.twitter.com/5kp6wwmx4mIGN (@IGN) July 9, 2016Ramsey is best known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones. The young lord of House Mormont, Lyanna served as a key ally to the Starks in their quest to retake Winterfell from House Bolton, and later fend off the White Walkers and the Night King.Casting rumors from earlier this week claimed Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali will play Joel in HBO's TV series, but The Hollywood Reporter says this is not the case. Though there appears to have at least been some consideration for Ali at one point.Instead, Ali is slated to play the vampire/vampire hunter Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The upcoming Marvel movie has tasked Watchmen writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour to write the movie.HBO's Last of Us series is being developed by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin with the help of video game director Neil Druckmann. Russian director Kantemir Balgov will direct the pilot.The HBO Last of Us series will replace the planned movie adaptation, and the producer for the show has said the TV series will "enhance" the original game.You can check out why we think The Last of Us is better suited for HBO than the big screen. Also, this isn't the only Naughty Dog game adaptation in the works as Tom Holland's Uncharted film has finally finished filming.Matt T.M. Kim is News Editor at IGN.

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