Naughty Dog and Sony Entertainment’s The Last of Us is now starting its plan to remake the famous game into an HBO TV series.
The upcoming TV adaptation was already given a series order from the network. This means, the much-awaited TV series is now finally happening.
But, here’s the most-asked question about the series: who will play as lead characters, Joel and Ellie?
The Last of Us TV: Everything we know
The post-apocalyptic game, The Last of Us, is one of the critically-acclaimed games, available in PS4 consoles or computer.
It even received a ‘universal acclaim’ from Metacritic, based on 98 expert reviews in it. As the fifth highest-rated game in PS3, a lot of people expect its TV series to be equally exceptional with the game.
So far, Sony has only revealed few information about the upcoming adaptation. For example, the company says series creator Neil Druckmann will retain as both writer and executive producer of the TV episodes.
He will also be joining with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. Alongside with HBO’s Carolyn Strauss, who will play as the executive producer of the upcoming TV series. Strauss co-produced Game of Thrones and Chernobyl in HBO.
In terms of the story plot, the TV adaptation is expected to be sticking to its original storyline, just like in the game.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
Who will play as Joel and Ellie?
Sony has not yet given any details on which actors will play as the lead characters in the TV adaptation. But based on the storyline of the plot, a lot of Hollywood stars may be up for the role as Joel and Ellie.
Denzel Washington (Joel)
One of the possible ‘Joel’ actor on the series is the award-winning Hollywood star Denzel Washington. Who wouldn’t want to see Denzel as your father, right?
Just like Joel, Denzel has a serious yet frightening look on his face– that probably suits the role best. When it comes to physical stunts, the 65-year-old actor still got his charisma. That’s why he’s on the list.
Hugh Jackman (Joel)
Let’s say, not only Wolverine is the perfect role for 52-year-old Hugh Jackman. A lot of fans see Jackman as the compatible Joel in the series.
If we compare to the physique and facial features of Joel, this actor has the most impressive figure to match the role. Just like Joel, Jackman could be strong on the outside, but soft and vulnerable on the inside.
Millie Bobby Brown (Ellie)
With her exceptional performances in Stranger Things and as Sherlock’s younger sister Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown could be the next Ellie in The Last of Us.
Ellie shows a fierce yet innocent features in the game, which Brown obviously has.
Maisie Williams (Ellie)
If you’ve watched HBO’s Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams role as Arya Stark is a must-watch, and you would know why she is part of this list.
With her explicit facial features and tough-looking charisma, Williams is one of the best suitable actor to play as Ellie.
Which actor would you want to see as Joel and Ellie?