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We all knew this was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier. HBO has cast the perfect actor to play Joel's daughter, Sarah Miller in The Last Of Us. It's been confirmed that Nico Parker (who starred in the live-action Dumbo remake) will feature in the upcoming series alongside Pedro Pascal's Joel.
On the one hand, this is great casting. I've no doubt Parker and Pascal will make for an excellent team in the scenes they share together. On the other hand? Well, most of you reading this have probably played The Last Of Us, right? We all know Sarah doesn't make it out alive, which probably means she'll break our hearts in the pilot episode before being relegated to the occasional flashback.
Take a look at our review of The Last Of Us Part II below!
Deadline reports that Parker is the latest member to join the cast of The Last Of Us series, which is set to start shooting in Calgary, Canada this month. She joins Pascal, Bella Ramsey's Ellie, and Gabriel Luna's Tommy Miller. In a neat touch for fans everywhere, Merle Dandridge is set to reprise her role as Joel's partner in crime Marlene, who she first played in the original 2013 game. Best not to get too attached to her either though.
I probably don't need to tell you that Sarah's death in The Last Of Us game is easily one of the most gut-wrenching moments ever seen in a video game. It absolutely floored me the first time I saw it happen, and I still get dewy eyed every time I start a new playthrough. I don't relish the thought of seeing that scene in live-action, to be honest.
HBO is looking to air The Last Of Us in late 2021/early 2022, assuming all goes to plan. A little bit of a wait then, but if the show can really match up to the quality of the game then we're in for one hell of a ride.
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