Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Gabriel Luna is joining the cast of The Last of Us, HBO’s adaptation of the hit Sony PlayStation game from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann.
The actor will star alongside series leads The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey.
Based on the critically-acclaimed video game of the same name, the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival.
Luna has been cast to play Tommy, Joel’s younger brother, a former soldier who hasn’t lost his sense of idealism and hope for a better world.
Luna is best known for his roles as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider on ABC’s Marvel series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and as Gabriel/REV-9 in Terminator: Dark Fate. His series credits also include the title role in Matador and a lead in crime drama series Wicked City.
The role marks Luna’s return to HBO where he recurred on the second season of True Detective.
The Last Of Us is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog produce the TV series, based on the hit video game developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms.
"I love the TLOU 1 and 2. This is gonna be so cool. Thank you!," the actor Tweeted out on social media in response to the announcement by Naughty Dog.
I love the TLOU 1 and 2. This is gonna be so cool. Thank you! 🙏🏽 https://t.co/X1FUeNBDWK— Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna) April 15, 2021
"I have so much love for the work done by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey and I'm excited to go on this adventure with them as Tommy. Endure and Survive," he added.
Proud to join Craig Mazin, @Neil_Druckmann, Carolyn Strauss and the folks at @HBO on The Last of Us. I have so much love for the work done by @PedroPascal1 and @BellaRamsey and I’m excited to go on this adventure with them as Tommy. “Endure and Survive”. #TheLastofUs #HBO https://t.co/F10V3JkoPD— Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna) April 15, 2021
(Images from Naughty Dog / American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. via IMDB)