Former Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Terminator: Dark Fate actor Gabriel Luna is joining Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in HBO’s upcoming adaption of The Last of Us.
Deadline reports that Luna will play Tommy, the brother of Joel, who was once a soldier and played an integral role in both the Last of Us and its sequel, The Last of Us Part II.
The Last of Us is known for its gritty and brutal portrayal of life after a world-changing pandemic. The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The HBO series will cover the events of the original game, which was written by Druckmann, with the possibility of additional content based on the sequel, The Last of Us Part II.
HBO’s adaption will begin filming this summer, a CBC report confirms. Calgary’s union for film and stage technicians – the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE 212) has the series on schedule. Craig Mazin will write and executive produce the series with the game’s director Neil Druckmann.