Marlene The Last of Us

In case you've been living under a rock, The Last of Us is being adapted by HBO into a TV series. Co-written by Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann alongside Craig Mazin, the series is still a ways off, but we're slowly getting more info on the cast. We have our Joel and Ellie with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, and Gabriel Luna is set to play Tommy.

Merle Dandridge
Image: Wes Klain

These will all be new faces and voices compared to the game, but one performer is being brought back. Merle Dandridge, who played the role of Fireflies leader Marlene in the Naughty Dog title, has been re-cast as the character in the TV adaptation. The actor will reprise her character from the game, this time providing a live action performance.

We have to wonder if any other actors will return to The Last of Us for the adaptation. Either way, the cast is shaping up rather nicely — we're certainly excited to watch this when it's ready. There's still no date attached to the project, but hopefully it's not too far down the road.