“Fringe” and “Mindhunter” alum Anna Torv has scored a key recurring guest star role in HBO’s big-budget adaptation of acclaimed video game “The Last of Us”.
The story takes place two decades after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella 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 the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Torv will play Tess, Joel’s smuggler partner who helps he and Ellie on the first part of their journey to reach the Boston Capitol Building.
Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker, Merle Dandridge, Murray Bartlett and Jeffrey Pierce co-star in the series which has Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) serving as showrunner.
The ten-episode first season is expected to premiere in 2022.