Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will be starring in HBO’s adaptation of the video game series, 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 while protecting a girl who reprints 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 find 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.”

The Last of Us will tell a story taking place 20 years after modern civilization came to an end due to a virus. The virus has the ability to turn people into vicious beings known as the Infected. Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie out of a quarantine zone that leads to a journey across America that can potentially save humanity.

Pascal stars in Disney+’s The Mandalorian and was recently in Wonder Woman 1984. Ramsey and Pascal have both appeared in Game of Thrones. Ramsey was also in the second season of HBO’s His Dark Materials.

The critically acclaimed video game was released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and a sequel game followed last June for PlayStation 4.

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