The Last of Us 2 won Game of the Year in 2020 at The Game Awards. This franchise is getting an HBO TV adaptation in 2022. It has been argued as the most anticipated TV series of 2022 by some over the past few years. Craig Mazin was named the showrunner of the adaptation after having previously worked on HBO’s Chernobyl alongside Neil Druckmann, the game’s creative director and writer. According to Variety, Carolyn Strauss, Rose Lam, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will also executively produce by Craig’s side. The project is a co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games and Naughty Dog. There have been a few casting announcements since then and the show is currently being filmed at various locations in Canada, with Storm Reid acting as Riley.
I got some NEWS 🚨 Beyond excited to join the cast of #TheLastOfUs as Riley on @HBO. Let’s get to work. 🎬 2022 looking bright already 🕺🏽 pic.twitter.com/A1O9tg4Lna
— Storm Reid (@stormreid) January 14, 2022
The Last of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a lethal virus has turned most of the human population into walking corpses. Joel, acted by Pedro Pascal, “The Mandalorian” star, is tasked with bringing a 14-year-old girl out of a quarantine zone to a secret organization that is experimenting for a cure to the virus. Ellie will be played by Bella Ramsey, who made her debut as a professional actress in Season 6 of “Game of Thrones”. Joel and Ellie will need to rely on each other to throughout their adventure.
Storm Reid will play Riley, an orphaned girl in Boston who quickly becomes friends with Ellie. Reid plays the little sister of Rue on HBO show “Euphoria”. She made her professional debut in “12 Years a Slave” in 2013 and has since then starred in “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Don’t Let Go,” “When They See Us,” “The Invisible Man” and James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad.”