HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Has Cast Its Henry and Sam

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The Last of Us television adaptation has captured attention as castings have been revealed since it was first announced in 2020.

IGN reported on Wednesday, August 10, that Henry will be played by Lamar Johnson, while his younger brother, Sam, will be portrayed by Keivonn Woodard. We also learned that two new characters, Marlon and Florence, are being added to the series. Graham Greene and Elaine Miles will guest star in the roles.

We know that Joel and Ellie will be played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey respectively. Other castings we know about are Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter, Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge will reprise her role as Fireflies leader Marlene. Nick Offerman will play Bill and Murray Bartlett is cast as his partner Frank.

We learned earlier this year the show will include the Left Behind DLC as source material, with Euphoria‘s Storm Reid as Riley Abel.

The show is being written and produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin alongside Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of The Last of Us at Naughty Dog. Carolyn Strauss, Rose Lam, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan are also working as executive producers on the show.

The Last of Us is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog. It is slated to start streaming sometime next year.

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