It looks like HBO isn’t quite done yet with their The Last of Us series. Just recently, the voice of Tommy, Jeffrey Pierce, joined the series as an original character. His original role was given to Gabriel Luna who will play Pedro Pascal‘s brother in the upcoming series. The series has now found its Tess, as Anna Torv has joined the video game adaptation in the iconic role. Her character was the catalyst that would get Pascal‘s Joel on the journey across America in the hope to find a cure for the plague infecting the world. That cure comes in the form of Bella Ramsey‘s Ellie, with who he build a deep bond throughout their journey.
We still know very little about the series. It seems to be following the plot of the game quite closely, but they’re also adding new characters. The casting announcement for Trish is a good sign that they will focus on the game’s main story beats. We might get some new side quests throughout the run that offer more insight into our main duo.
Torv is well-known for her role in the series Mindhunter. Yet, her breakout series was Fox’s Fringe series and her appearance in Secret City. She was involved with an HBO polygamy drama alongside Ryan Murphy which didn’t happen. So, she is no stranger to working with the studio. She’s a great addition to the all-star cast and we can’t wait to see the adaptation by Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin.
Source: Hollywood Reporter