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Pedro Pascal Joins Bella Ramsey to Star in HBO's 'Last of Us'

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Craig Mazin, who created HBO’s acclaimed limited series 'Chernobyl,' is writing and executive producing with Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the game.

Pedro Pascal is joining his former Game of Thrones co-star Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us, HBO’s adaptation of the hit video game, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Craig Mazin, who created HBO’s acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, is penning the script and executive producing with Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the game. Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov, the Cannes darling behind 2019 drama Beanpole, has been tapped to direct the pilot.

Last of Us, from Sony and game developer Naughty Dog, took the world by storm when it was released in 2013, winning numerous "game of the year" awards and going on to sell more than 17 million copies across both its original release on the PlayStation 3. The game’s popularity has only grown since.

The story set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

The Mandalorian star is playing Joel.

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