Character is leader of Fireflies, group that faces military regime in the original game
The HBO version of The Last of Us will feature an old acquaintance from fans of the game franchise. Merle Dandridge, who gave voice and acted in the movement capture of the character Marlene, will return to live the leader of Fireflies, this time in live-action (via Variety).
Leader of the main resistance movement against the military regime established after the apocalyptic events that give rise to the plot, Marlene is directly involved with Joel’s mission to transport Ellie.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, The Last of Us follows the journey of Joel, a survivor who may have found a cure for the infection in Ellie, a girl immune to the virus. With excellent reviews, the game arrived on the PlayStation 3 in 2013, and was later re-released on the PS4. Its sequel, The Last of Us – Part II, was released in 2020.
The series will star Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel, Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie, and Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD) as Tommy, Joel’s brother.
The script is signed by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckman, creator of The Last of Us, will participate as executive producer. There is still no premiere date for the series of The Last of Us.