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The cast of HBO's The Last Of Us continues to round out nicely with three new additions set to join Pedro Pascal's Joel and Bella Ramsey's Ellie on their post-apocalyptic journey - one of whom actually starred in the original 2013 game.
Deadline reports that Jeffery Pierce, Murray Bartlett and Con O'Neil have signed onto appear in the live-action series. If the name Jeffery Pierce is familiar to you, that's most likely because he's the actor who played Joel's brother Tommy in the original games.
The HBO show has already cast Gabriel Luna as Tommy of course, so Pierce won't be reprising his role. Instead, he'll be playing an entirely new character for the show named Perry. If nothing else, that'll be a fun little nod to the games for fans to pick up on, and a sure sign that original Joel actor Troy Baker will most likely show up at some point too.
Con O'Neil will play another character familiar to fans of the games: Bill. In the 2013 game, Joel and Ellie visit Bill in Lincoln, Massachusetts in an attempt to fix up an old car, a task made all the more difficult by the hordes of infected monsters that roam the town. Bill is, to put it mildly, a cantankerous old fellow with some serious trust issues and a keen interest in explosives.
Interestingly, Murray Bartlett has been cast as Bill's partner Frank. In the video game, the only time we actually see Frank is when we uncover his rotting corpse after having split from Bill. We're assuming Bartlett will do more than just play a dead body, however, which implies the HBO show will offer some surprising deviations from the source material.
HBO's The Last Of Us is expected to release at some point in 2022, and is currently filming as we speak.
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