The Last of Us series announces Gabriel Luna as a cast member
The Last of Us series, based on the popular video game of the same name, is coming to HBO and who else but Gabriel Luna himself is joining the lead cast! The ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ actor will join the two other leads, Pedro Pascal (as Joel) and Bella Ramsey (as Ellie) in the series, according to Deadline.
In The Last of Us, Gabriel Luna will take on the role of Tommy, Joel’s younger brother. In the original video game, Tommy is a veteran soldier and also a member of the rebel militia group, Fireflies, who fight the soldiers running the Quarantine Zones.
The actor’s other acting gigs
That being said, The Last of Us is not Gabriel Luna’s first time working with HBO. He has also previously been involved with HBO while he was playing the role of a recurring character in the second season of True Detective. He is most popularly known for playing the role of Ghost Rider in the Marvel superhero action series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also played the role of the lead villain in the Terminator sequel, Terminator: Dark Fate. And not just this, he is also known for playing the lead roles in shows like Matador and Wicked City.
A little bit on The Last of Us series
The Last of Us TV series takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern society. The story involves Joel Pascal, a survivor who tries to help a teenage survivor named Ellie escape an oppressive quarantine zone. They go through a tear-jerking journey together trying to travel across U.S.A only having each other to depend on.
Craig Mazin, the creator of the Chernobyl series, helped make The Last of Us series happen together with the creative director Neil Druckmann. The direction of the pilot episode lies in the hands of Kantemir Balagov. The executive producers of the show include Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, and Rose Lam. The project itself is a collab between Sony Pictures TV, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.
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