Variety claims that HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ series, based on the video game of the same name, has replaced Bill with multi-hyphenate Nick Offerman.
Con O’Neill had originally been confirmed for the guest-starring role, but owing to a schedule difficulty, he was forced to withdraw from the show, according to a person with knowledge of the incident.
Bill will be played by Nick Offerman (‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Lego Movie,’ and Frank will be played by Murray Bartlett, two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own secluded town.
The HBO series, based on Naughty Dog’s award-winning PlayStation video game, takes place 20 years after contemporary society has been devastated by a deadly fungus.
Joel (Pedro Pascal), a seasoned survivor, is recruited to sneak Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of a harsh quarantine zone and into a hidden facility eager for a cure.
What begins as a minor assignment quickly turns into a terrible, devastating trip as they both must traverse the United States and rely on each other for survival.
Casting Members for The Last of Us series
Anna Torv, Merle Dandrige, Nico Parker, Gabriel Luna, Jeffrey Pierce, and Murray Bartlett are also among the cast members. Craig Mazin, the creator of “Chernobyl,” will write and executive produce “The Last of Us,” together with Neil Druckmann, the video game’s writer and creative director.
Sony Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment collaborated on the project. Naughty Dog, Word Games, and PlayStation Productions are among the companies involved. At the present, no release date for the series has been set.
About The Last of Us series
The Last of Us is a forthcoming HBO television series in the United States. The series will feature Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler charged with escorting the teenage Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across the post-apocalyptic United States, based on the 2013 video game of the same name made by Naughty Dog.
Tommy (Gabriel Luna), Joel’s youngest son as well as a veteran of the military, will also appear. The series, advertised as the largest television production in Canadian history, will begin filming in Calgary, Alberta in July 2021 and will end in June 2022.