In March 2020, HBO announced that the Multi-Award winning video game The Last of Us would be getting a live-action adaptation penned by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and the game's lead director and writer Neil Druckmann. Since then the internet has been rife with speculation as to who would be playing the lead roles of Joel and Ellie.
Today, via the Hollywood Reporter, we now have an answer as to who will be portraying Ellie - English Actress and Game of Thrones star, Bella Ramsey.
Ramsey, 17, who portrayed Lyanna Mormont in the fantasy epic, has landed arguably the biggest gig of her career as she will be battling the infected as the foul-mouthed orphan Ellie - who, along with Joel, will battle to survive and may hold the key to saving the world.
As for Joel, Oscar-Winning Actor Mahershala Ali was tipped to land the part, but an offer was never made according to sources.
The pilot is scheduled to be directed by Beanpole director Kantemir Balagov and the series is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and game developer Naughty Dog. Executive producers include Carolyn Strauss, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions and Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells.
More on this story as it develops including more casting news, production updates and release news.