Gabriel Luna has been added to the cast of the upcoming series The Last Of Us.
The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD actor will star alongside Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the upcoming video game franchise adaptation, which airs on HBO.
According to Variety, the 38-year-old artist is expected to appear as Tommy, a combat veteran and brother of series main character Joel, who maintains a positive outlook on life despite the post-apocalyptic state of the world.
Strong Exposure: Gabriel Luna has been added to the cast of the upcoming video game adaptation The Last Of Us; he is pictured in 2019
Pascal had previously announced that he was leading the series, with Ramsey as his companion Ellie, who ended up being the main character in the 2020 sequel to the original game.
The story of the game follows the two as they travel across the country to find a cure for an infection that has ravaged the world.
Development on the TV adaptation of The Last Of Us began in March of last year, and the project officially kicked off last November.
Craig Mazin, who is best known for creating the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, will be on the show’s writing team and act as executive producer.
Stacked Casting: The show will also feature performances from actors such as Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal; he is seen in 2020
Featured Performance: Luna will play Tommy, an ex-soldier who is the brother of the series main character Joel
The game’s original composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, will also return in the same title for the upcoming adaptation.
PlayStation Productions, formerly PlayStation Originals, will co-produce the show with several other companies, including Sony Pictures Television.
Earlier this year, game director Neil Druckmann, who will also serve as the show’s executive producer, spoke to IGN and noted that the series will focus on character development rather than direct adaptation of the show. project.
Different Itinerary: The Last Of Us director Neil Druckmann has said the series will not be a direct adaptation of the game and will focus on character development; Bella Ramsey is pictured in 2018
Specifically, he said that the “superficial details” of The Last Of Us may or may not appear in [the series], it is much less important for us than to know the heart of these people and the heart of their journey.
He expressed that while the upcoming show will partially follow the original game, the writers have taken some creative liberties to improve the flow of episodes.
“Sometimes things stay quite close. It’s funny to see my dialogue from the games in the HBO scripts. And sometimes they deviate considerably for a much better effect because we are dealing with a different medium, ”he noted.
Changes Needed: The Creative Director also noted that since the show’s development team was “dealing with different medium,” they needed to adjust the script accordingly.
The 42-year-old creative director also noted that he welcomes the source material changes to the series and that he anticipates fans of the game will appreciate the efforts of the cast and crew.
“HBO has been great in pushing us to move away from the hardcore action and focus more on the character drama. Some of my favorite episodes so far have strayed far from the story and I can’t wait for people to see them, ”he said.
Druckmann concluded by expressing his confidence in the cast of the show and noted that he “can’t wait for people to see what we’ve seen in the people we’ve put together.”
High Expectations: Druckmann also expressed his excitement for fans to see the performances of the cast of The Last Of Us; Luna is pictured at San Diego Comic-Con 2019