THE LAST OF US HBO Adaptation Casts GAME OF THRONES Breakout Bella Ramsey As Ellie

THE LAST OF US HBO Adaptation Casts GAME OF THRONES Breakout Bella Ramsey As Ellie

On the heels of the rumor that Mahershala Ali has been offered the role of Joel in The Last of Us, we have word that Game of Thrones breakout star Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) will play Ellie!

By MarkCassidy - Feb 10, 2021 04:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Last of Us

HBO's The Last of Us series has found its Ellie!

THR reports that 17-year-old British actress Bella Ramsey has nabbed the female lead role in the upcoming adaptation of Naughty Dog's acclaimed video game.

This take on Ellie is described as "a 14-year-old orphan who has never known anything but a ravaged planet who struggles to balance her instinct for anger and defiance with her need for connection and belonging … as well as the newfound reality that she may be the key to saving the world."

Ramsey recently appeared in BBC's His Dark Materials series, but she is best known for her fan-favorite turn as the fearless Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.

Earlier tonight, a rumor did the rounds which claimed that Blade actor Mahershala Ali had been offered the role of Ellie's protector, Joel, and while the trade confirms that he did "circle" the part, he is not expected to be involved.

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 Last of Us Part II.

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dracula - 2/10/2021, 4:58 PM
She is also the lead of a pretty fun netflix animated show

Couldnt get into game of thrones, got up to half way through season 2
Humperdink - 2/10/2021, 5:14 PM
@dracula -

Really fun show! She's a great voice actress.
dracula - 2/10/2021, 5:18 PM
@Humperdink - yeah too bad its ending with the upcoming special
528491 - 2/10/2021, 4:59 PM
She was good in His Dark Materials too.
Cap1 - 2/10/2021, 4:59 PM
Solid choice. Love Ali, but happy the Joel rumour is debunked too.
bcom - 2/10/2021, 5:01 PM
Yeah. This is a good choice for Ellie.
tmp3 - 2/10/2021, 5:01 PM
She was pretty good in GOT. Really wanted Justin Theroux for Joel, but it feels like they're going for bigger names for the part
E4Nigma - 2/10/2021, 5:05 PM
@tmp3 -

I was just about to mention Justin Theroux for Joel. He'd be great.
lordSTALE - 2/10/2021, 5:06 PM
@tmp3 - Damn, having just finished The Leftovers, he would be so perfect
Reeds2Much - 2/10/2021, 5:03 PM
The Axel Braun parody going to be brutal.
SwampThing - 2/10/2021, 5:04 PM
Very good actress; not exactly how I picture Ellie during the first game.
lordSTALE - 2/10/2021, 5:06 PM
The baddest bitch in Westeros

MyCoolYoung - 2/10/2021, 5:07 PM
Whoever is cast I just hope they keep the spirit of the game and have us question the morality of every one in that world
marvel72 - 2/10/2021, 5:08 PM
She was good in Game Of Thrones,hopefully this is based on the first game.
LongMayHeReign - 2/10/2021, 5:53 PM
@marvel72 - How would you even base this off Part 2 without first establishing Part 1? I don't even see why that would ever be a consideration.
E4Nigma - 2/10/2021, 5:12 PM
Good choice for Ellie. Looking forward to seeing who they cast as Joel.
Bryanferryfan - 2/10/2021, 5:12 PM
She was the baddest bitch there was in Westeros had more balls than most of them dudes.
Nightmare - 2/10/2021, 5:17 PM

Good casting.
MUTO123 - 2/10/2021, 5:21 PM
MasterMix - 2/10/2021, 5:22 PM
I guess she's an Ellen Page type.
Poopmaster89 - 2/10/2021, 6:05 PM
@MasterMix - *elliot page
Kurne - 2/10/2021, 5:24 PM

Now can we stop typecasting Hugh Jackman as Joel, please (cuz Logan and Prisoners)?
WakandanQueen - 2/10/2021, 5:33 PM
She stole every scene she was in
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