Pedro Pascal, who you would possibly acknowledge as The Mandalorian himself, has been forged as Joel in HBO’s TV adaptation of The Final of Us, as first reported by Deadline. The casting was confirmed shortly after by The Final of Us artistic director (and an govt producer and author for the present) Neil Druckmann.
Pascal’s confirmed casting comes simply hours after the information that Bella Ramsey, who performed the fan-favorite ruler Lyanna Mormont in Recreation of Thrones, will play Ellie, Joel’s surrogate daughter. (Pascal additionally had a task on Recreation of Thrones — he performed Oberyn Martell, the Crimson Viper of Dorne.) It additionally comes shortly after the information that Lucasfilm has severed ties with one in every of Pascal’s co-stars on The Mandalorian, Gina Carano.
The primary recreation in The Final of Us collection focuses largely round Joel and Ellie’s relationship, and it appears probably that the preliminary run of the present will maintain the give attention to the 2 characters as nicely. Along with Pascal and Ramsey, the collection already has another notable expertise on board — Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin is ready to be a author and govt producer, and Kantemir Balagov, who directed indie WWII drama Beanpole, is ready to direct the pilot episode.