The Last Of Us Game Actor Cast In Upcoming HBO Series

The actor who played Marlene in The Last of Us has been recast to reprise her role in the upcoming TV series from HBO.

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Merle Dandridge played the role of Marlene brilliantly in The Last of Us. She was a character that I believed had the right intentions but perhaps lost her way in the Fireflies’ cause to save humanity. Though that is still very debatable. Marlene was certainly one of the most memorable.

Dandridge has not only played the role of Marlene in The Last of Us, but also other leading roles within the video games industry including Alyx Vance in Half-Life 2. Dandridge also starred in popular TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy, 24, The Flight Attendant, and more.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Dandridge will star in all six episodes and joins her fellow cast members, Pedro Pascal (Joel), Bella Ramsey (Ellie), and Gabriel Luna (Tommy).

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In my personal opinion, casting Merle Dandridge as Marlene is an excellent choice by those in charge, and I hope more actors from The Last of Us video game series also reprise their roles in the TV show.

The Last of Us HBO series will be created, written, and produced by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog co-president, and The Last of Us creator, Neil Druckmann. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov.  Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbas are also said to direct other episodes in the six-part first season.

The Last of Us TV series from HBO doesn’t yet have a release date. Are you looking forward to this live-action adaptation? Let us know across our social media channels.


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