Gabriel Luna has been cast in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, and he will star alongside the previously cast Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
Luna will take on the role of Joel’s younger brother Tommy,
“a former soldier who hasn’t lost his sense of idealism and hope for a better world.”
“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.”
Joel is described as having a,
“tormented by past trauma and failure,” and he “must trek across a pandemic-ravaged America, all the while protecting a girl who represents the last hope of humanity.”
The series is being developed by Craig Mazin, who is also the creator of HBO’s limited series Chernobyl. He scripted the series and will be executive producing alongside Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the video game.
It’s said that HBO is
“aiming for a serious dramatic tone for the adaptation.”
The production team also includes Carolynn Strauss (Chernobyl) and Carter Swan along with Evan Wells of Naughty Dog and Asad Qizilbash from PlayStation Productions. Kantemir Balagov is directing the pilot episode of The Last Of Us.