The TV adaptation of The Last of Us has changed its casting of Bill, a character from the original game who fortifies an entire town with explosives. Previously announced to be played by Con O'Neill, it will now be Nick Offerman playing this role. Offerman is perhaps best known as Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, but he has also appeared in 22 Jump Street and lent his voice to a number of animated films including Sing and The Lego Movie.
Variety first shared the news, with Naughty Dog following up on Twitter to share how "stoked" the developer is to see the actor bring Bill to life on TV screens.
As previously mentioned, Chernobyl actor Con O'Neill was originally supposed to be playing Bill, but scheduling conflicts forced him to bow out. Filming is all hands on deck, though, as bits and pieces from the set have been shared by fans across social media. Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie, has said the sets are like "walking into the game," which can only be a good thing.