'The Last Of Us': HBO Series Adaptation Adds 'Euphoria' Star Storm Reid
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'The Last Of Us': HBO Series Adaptation Adds 'Euphoria' Star Storm Reid

Storm Reid of ‘Euphoria’ is joining the series adaptation of The Last of Us at HBO.

The series, based on the Playstation game, also stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.

As Deadline reports, Reid will join the project to portray Riley Abel, an orphaned girl living in what’s left of Boston after an apocalypse. The character originally showed up in the video game universe in a DLC (downloadable content) story about Riley (Yaani King) and her best friend Ellie before she teams up with the main character from the first game, Joel.

Pascal will portray Joel, the hero of the video game who lives in a post-apocalyptic America 20 years after civilization has been ravaged by a deadly virus, and Ramsey will play Ellie, the young teenage girl Joel must smuggle out of a quarantine zone and deliver her to an organization called the Fireflies, which is searching for a cure to the virus. The journey becomes one in which the two characters become more like family as they traverse the country and rely on each other. The series will also star Anna Torv, Nick Offerman, Gabriel Luna, Jeffrey Pierce, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Merle Dandrige, who also voice acted for the video game.

Game creator Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin are executive producing and writing with Kantemir Balagov directing the pilot. Evan Wells, the president of The Last of Us‘ home company Naughty Dog, will executive produce with Carolyn Strauss, and Rose Lam, and Playstation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

Reid is currently starring in the second season of Euphoria, which is now airing on HBO.

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