Nico Parker has been cast in HBO’s forthcoming series based on PlayStation’s The Last of Us video game. Parker will portray Sarah Miller, Joel’s daughter, according to Deadline. Parker is most famous for her role as Milly Ferrier in Disney’s live-action Dumbo, which was released in 2019. Parker will appear alongside Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, and Gabriel Luna as Tommy in the series. Luna’s part in the series was just revealed in April, and the production has already cast another major character. With all of these casting announcements, it seems like things are moving fast!
Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann are the creators of The Last of Us. With Druckmann having an important part in the show’s production, we can expect an accurate interpretation of the games, but we do know that certain aspects from the original title will make it into the HBO series.
Sarah Miller does not appear much in The Last of Us, but she plays an integral role in the game. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Sarah dies at the start of The Last of Us, and her death has a significant impact on Joel, and his relationship with Ellie. It’s unclear just how closely the show will follow this part of the storyline, and whether or not Sarah will die as early into the series as she does in the game. For now, fans of The Last of Us will just have to wait and see!
Movie and TV adaptations of video games can be a bit of a mixed bag, but it certainly seems like HBO is putting a lot of effort into The Last of Us. It remains to be seen whether or not the series will be able to deliver an experience that lives up to the quality of the PlayStation series, but hopefully the end product will leave fans and newcomers satisfied.