THE SUICIDE SQUAD's Storm Reid Officially Joins THE LAST OF US As Riley; Shares New Concept Art

THE SUICIDE SQUAD's Storm Reid Officially Joins THE LAST OF US As Riley; Shares New Concept Art THE SUICIDE SQUAD's Storm Reid Officially Joins THE LAST OF US As Riley; Shares New Concept Art

There's been mounting speculation that Storm Reid has joined the cast of HBO's The Last of Us series as Riley, and The Suicide Squad actress has now made it official by sharing some new concept art.

By MarkCassidy - Jan 14, 2022 08:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Last of Us

Last night, a social media post prompted speculation that Storm Reid (The Suicide Squad, Euphoria) had joined the cast of HBO's The Last of Us adaptation, and it's now been made official.

Reid herself took to Twitter to share the news, giving fans a first glimpse of some concept art featuring her character in the process. This version of Riley is described as "an orphan girl growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston," according to EW.

Spoilers for the game and possible spoilers for the series ahead.

Though Riley gets a mention in the first game, she only appears in the Left Behind DCL, which means the upcoming series will most likely include flashbacks to Ellie's (Bella Ramsey) time with the Fireflies. In Left Behind, we find out that the girls were best friends who wound up being infected at the same time. Ellie's immunity saved her, but Riley wasn't so lucky.

Reid and Ramsey join Pedro Pascal as Joel, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Nick Offerman as Bill, and Nico Parker as Joel's daughter Sarah.

The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers 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.

Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and the game's creator Neil Druckmann are writing and executive producing the show. The first season will adapt the events of the original game, but is also expected to include elements of the sequel. Druckmann recently confirmed that the series will take some liberties with the story.

The first season will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to air sometime this year, though no official premiere date has been announced.

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Origame
Origame - 1/14/2022, 8:03 PM
I just can't believe she got arrested for stealing something as stupid as a TV watch.
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 1/14/2022, 8:05 PM
@Origame - IT DOES OTHER THINGS!
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/14/2022, 8:04 PM
She’s good in everything I’ve seen her in
MUTO123
MUTO123 - 1/14/2022, 8:09 PM
@BlackBeltJones - She was one of the only things about Wrinkle in Time I liked.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/14/2022, 8:45 PM
@MUTO123 - I finally watched it (mainly due to my little cousins) and though it wasn’t very good at all, she was not the problem
demery
demery - 1/14/2022, 10:33 PM
@BlackBeltJones - Absolutely not. Her and Chris Pine were the best parts of the flick. The scene where the two reunite is so well acted and genuinely sweet that it felt out of place with the rest of the film.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 1/14/2022, 8:11 PM
After seeing Troy Baker supporing NFTs, I want Pedro Pascal to voice Joel if they ever remake the first game...

Anyway, solid casting, this series is shaping up pretty good, still a shame we never got to see what Sam Raimi was going to do with it...
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 1/15/2022, 1:29 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 - are NFTs such a bad thing though that you need to boycot Baker?
BroskiTroski
BroskiTroski - 1/14/2022, 8:16 PM
What the actual hell is that art? LMAO
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 1/15/2022, 5:46 AM
Kinda hope we get to spent more time with Riley more than in than the game. Instead of just the Left Behind part, get flashbacks to it throughout the whole season would be nice
marvel72
marvel72 - 1/15/2022, 9:02 AM
It'll be alright I guess if the show is based on the first game because the second was a piece of shit.
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 1/15/2022, 9:33 AM
@marvel72 - Hard disagree. It was too long but other than that I loved it
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 1/15/2022, 9:38 AM
Cool, I honestly kind of forgot about Riley since she’s only in Left Behind but I hope she has a more significant role. Last year I played the first game “Director’s Cut” style where I got to Joel getting hurt and then switched to Left Behind and then went back and it worked really well so I wonder if they do something like that here.
Kurban
Kurban - 1/15/2022, 4:07 PM
Okay that’s not even close wtf lol
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