HBO’s series adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog video game The Last of Us has added another member to its cast in a major role. According to Deadline, Anna Torv, who is perhaps best known as Wendy Carr in Netflix’s Mindhunter, is set to take on the role of Tess.
In The Last of Us video game, Tess is Joel’s business partner in Boston, Massachusetts during the apocalypse and she has a major role in getting Joel and Ellie out of the quarantine zone to start their journey across America.
Written by Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director of the game series, The Last of Us also stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) who will play Joel and Ellie respectively, with Gabriel Luna set to play Joel’s brother, Tommy, Merle Dandridge reprising her video game role as Marlene, Nico Parker (The Third Day) as Joel’s daughter, Sarah, Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch) as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank and Con O’Neill (Chernobyl) as Bill.
The Last of Us is “set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centres on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”