HBO’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Last Of Us continues to pick up steam. With Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey cast in the lead roles of Joel and Ellie, respectively, the rest of the ensemble is filling out as well. Now, IGN is reported that Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has joined the series as well.
Nick Offerman joins the aforementioned Pascal and Ramsey, as well as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Gabriel Luna in the cast. Additionally, Merle Dandridge, Murray Bartlett, Jeffrey Pierce, and Anna Torv will appear in the series in various roles as well. At this time, there is no confirmation on who Offerman will play. Bartlett, who will portray a survivalist named Frank, recently told The Guardian that many of the scenes are with Offerman, leading many to believe he will play Frank’s partner Bill.
Putting the adaptation together for HBO is the creator of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin. He will co-write alongside the game’s director, Neil Duckermann. The series, reportedly the largest television production in Canadian history, began filming in Calgary, Alberta in July 2021 and will end in June 2022. The story charts Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting the teenage Ellie across the post-apocalyptic United States.
Perhaps best known for playing Ron Swanson in Parks and Rec, Offerman often impresses in dramatic roles as well. His impressive résumé includes roles in the FX series Fargo and a voice role in The Lego Movie franchise. Up next, the actor will star alongside Jenny Slate in the animated sitcom The Great North. Moreover, Offerman recently portrayed one of American activist Colin Kaepernick‘s parents, alongside Mary-Louise Parker, in Ava DuVernay’s Colin In Black & White for Netflix.
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