Some mild spoilers for The Last Of Us. Henry and Sam have been cast for HBO’s upcoming adaptation of The Last Of Us – an exclusive report from IGN confirms. Henry will be played by Lamar Johnson, a Canadian actor best known for roles in Your Honor, The Hate U Give, and The Next Step. His younger brother Sam will be played by Keivonn Woodard in the adaptation.
In the original game – Henry and Sam were survivors in Pittsburgh who meet Joel and Ellie and escape the city from hunters. Brandon Scott portrayed Henry alongside Nadji Jeter as Sam. Unlike the video game, Henry and Sam are based in Kansas City – instead of Pittsburgh, described as brothers “hiding from a revolutionary movement seeking vengeance.”
Henry and Sam were forced to separate from a bigger group. They were later forced into hiding from hunters that run the city at large. Plus, the series has announced two new original characters – Marlon and Florence – described as “a married couple surviving alone in the wilderness of post-apocalyptic Wyoming.”
In contrast to the game, the fall chapter of the story takes Joel and Ellie to Wyoming, where Joel is reunited with Tommy at the hydroelectric dam. The wilderness of Wyoming could refer to this chapter in particular. Marlon and Florence, according to IGN, will be portrayed by Graham Greene and Elaine Miles.
Booked as guest stars, Greene and Miles will likely play a small part in the larger story. The Last Of Us will star Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie). Supporting roles include Gabriel Luna (Tommy), Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett (Bill and Frank respectively), Storm Reid (Riley), Merle Dandridge (Marlene), Anna Torv (Tess), Nico Parker (Sarah), and in-game Tommy actor Jeffrey Pierce as an original character.
A release date for The Last Of Us has yet to be confirmed – but according to HBO’s Casey Bloys, the series could debut in “early 2023.”
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