Nick Offerman Cast As Bill in HBO’s The Last of Us Adaption
Nick Offerman has been cast as Bill in HBO’s adaption of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, we’ve learned. Bill appears in the first game and helps Joel and Ellie and is a contact of Tess’ smuggling ring.
Per Variety, Nick Offerman has replaced Con O’Neill, the actor originally cast as Bill but could no longer portray the elusive survivor due to scheduling issues. Offerman joins Murray Barlett as Frank, and the two will be living alone in an isolated town.
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.
This year, we’ve had confirmation of Pedro Pascal joining the series as Joel, Bella Ramsey joining the series as Ellie, and Gabriel Luna joining the series as Tommy. In September, we got our first look at Joel and Ellie via Naughty Dog. The series is filming in Calgary, Alberta and is scheduled to air at some point next year.
Players looking for more The Last of Us content should keep their eyes peeled for more news on the multiplayer component for the game, or maybe the remake of the first game to keep them busy.