Kaley Cuoco series, The Flight Attendant.
Nico Parker as Sarah
In June, Nico Parker became the newest member to join the cast of The Last of Us series. She will play Joel’s daughter, Sarah, following her landmark role as Milly Farrier in Tim Burton’s reinvention of Dumbo in 2019. She also starred alongside Naomie Harris and Jude Law in the HBO 2020 miniseries The Third Day, featuring three of the series’ six episodes.
Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
Jeffrey Pierce, who voiced Tommy in both Naughty Dog games, is making a comeback in the franchise as a different character. He will play a character named Perry, described as a rebel living in one of the country’s quarantine zones. In addition to lending his voice to video game characters, Pierce has starred in many other series such as Bosch and Castle Rock.
Con O’Neill as Bill
In addition to Pierce, it has been announced that Con O’Neill will be guest star in Bill’s role on the series. Those who have played The Last of Us will know that Bill is the man Joel and Ellie visit in the trapped town of Lincoln shortly after leaving Boston. In the upcoming adaptation, the Chernobyl star is set to play a post-pandemic survivalist.
Murray Bartlett as Frank
Murray Bartlett was cast to play Frank, Bill’s partner who was briefly mentioned as a deceased character in the game. The series may recount the events that led to Frank’s death or perhaps Frank will survive and live out his days with Bill. In recent years, Bartlett has starred in HBO’s The White Lotus, Netflix’s Tales of the City, and Marvel’s Iron Fist.
Anna Torv as Tess
Fringe star Anna Torv has been cast to play Tess in a recurring role on the series. In the game, Tess worked with Joel to bring weapons in and out of Boston and helped Joel take Ellie to the Fireflies. Interestingly, Tess’ appearance in the game didn’t extend to the entire game, so it’s possible that her role was expanded for the series.
Brad Leland as Mr. Adler
Friday Night Lights actor Brad Leland has also quietly joined the cast of The Last of Us. A subreddit for everything related to the series posted an interview found on A-List Productions’ YouTube channel in which Leland has revealed that he had recently traveled to Canada to shoot some scenes of the series. IMDB listed him as playing a character called “Mr. Adler”.
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