Deadline is reporting that Storm Reid is the latest name to join the cast of HBO’s series adaptation of the popular video game franchise The Last Of Us.
The Last Of Us is set twenty years after modern civilisation has been destroyed by a sickness that renders victims dangerous, blood-thirsty mutants. Hardened survivor Joel is hired to smuggle Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, breathtaking journey as the unlikely duo depends on each other for survival.
Storm Reid (whose recent credits include Euphoria and The Suicide Squad) will be playing the role of Riley Abel, an orphaned girl growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston who accompanies and survives with best friend Ellie before she meets Joel. Riley Abel was introduced as part of DLC content to the original video game titled The Last Of Us: Left Behind, originally voiced by Yaani King.
The series is being written by Chernobyl limited series creator Craig Mazin, and will also serve as executive producer alongside Neil Druckmann, writer and creative director of the video game franchise, and Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot. Also executive producing are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, and Rose Lam.
Storm Reid will join a cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, Con O’Neill and Anna Torv.
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