Storm Reid starred as Riley in the HBO Video Game Adaptation

The latest casting addition for HBO’s long awaited The last of us series customization has just been announced. Storm Reid will join the cast as Riley Abel next door Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, in HBO’s adaptation based on the Naughty Dog game series and Playstation exclusive of the same name. The successor to the original The last of us the game was released in 2020 and revived the fan base for the beloved, award-winning game. The series takes place about twenty years inside a classic zombie apocalypse where the world was destroyed after the outbreak of a deadly virus. Joel is hired by the rebels’ cure-seeker, the Fireflies, to get Ellie out of the quarantine zone. Together, the two must travel across the country and fight to survive.

In the game series, Riley is an orphaned teenager struggling to survive in post-apocalyptic Boston. Riley is an integral part of the game as a deuteragonist in DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and the four-issue cartoon The Last of Us: American Dreams. The protagonist of the games Ellie meets Riley and the two become best friends before we ever meet Joel. Whether the origin history of these characters remains the same is still unknown.

Reid’s previous projects include Euphoria, A wrinkle in time, and When they see us, which gave her a good reputation as an acting powerhouse at the age of 18. Recent additions to the cast for The last of us also include Parks and recreation‘s Nick Offerman, along with previously announced stars Anna Torv, Merle Dandrige, Nico Parker, Gabriel Luna, Jeffrey Pierce, and Murray Bartlett.

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First section of The last of us will be instructed by Kantemir Balagov. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog. Original game creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin are listed as creators of The last of us and will also act as executive producers. Other executive producers for the series include Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carder Swan, Carolyn Strauss, and Rose Lam |.

The long-awaited series is set to run in ten episodes and is currently being recorded. The last of us is expected to be one of the most expensive programs to make, and it should finish filming sometime this summer. Although no release date has yet been announced for The last of us, it is expected to start airing on HBO Max by the end of 2022.

The video ‘The Last of Us’ shows Joel, Ellie and Tess walking around

With the recordings currently underway, more recordings will be revealed.

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