The young, up-and-coming actress Nico Parker joins the HBO series adaption of The Last of Us.
The young actress will play Sarah, Joel’s daughter. She is know from Disney’s live action Dumbo adaption and from HBO’s The Third Day.
The series is headlined by The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, who will play Joel and Game of Thrones breakout Bella Ramsey, who will play Ellie. Other cast members are Gabriel Luna, who will play Joel’s brother Tommy and Merle Dandrige, who will reprise her role from the original game Marlene.
Breaking Down Nico Parker’s Role in The Last Of Us
Players of the original game know that Joel’s daughter dies at the start of the game, as soon as the zombie pandemic begins. Therefore it is expected that Parker’s part will be small, but Neil Druckmann, the creator of the game stated that certain events will play out differently in live-action. So, it remains to be seen if Sarah’s part will be the same in the game and the series, maybe we get to see some flashbacks or the like, which would enhance her role.
The HBO series will be adapted to the screen by Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl showrunner Craig Mazin. The pilot will be directed by Kantemir Balagov, with Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbas also set to helm episodes.
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