Murray Bartlett, Con O’Neill and Jeffrey Pierce join cast of ‘THE LAST OF US’

Posted on 2021-07-19

HBO Max announces newcomers to the cast of the HBO Original series THE LAST OF US. Murray Bartlett joins as Frank and Con O’Neill as Bill - two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town. Jeffrey Pierce also guest stars as Perry - a rebel in a quarantine zone. Pierce voiced the Tommy character in “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II”video games., 

Based on the critically acclaimed video game “The Last of Us,” developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation® platforms, the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, 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.


Writer/Executive Producer: Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog)

Writer/Executive Producer: Craig Mazin (Word Games)

Executive Producer: Carolyn Strauss (The Mighty Mint)

Executive Producer: Evan Wells (Naughty Dog)

Executive Producer: Asad Qizilbash (PlayStation Productions)

Executive Producer: Carter Swan (PlayStation Productions)

Executive Producer: Rose Lam

Pilot Director: Kantemir Balagov

Director: Jasmila Žbanić

Director: Ali Abbasi

Co-production With Sony Pictures Television.  PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog produce. 

Previously Announced Cast:

Pedro Pascal as Joel, a hardened survivor, tormented by past trauma and failure, who must trek across a pandemic-ravaged America, all the while protecting a girl who represents the last hope of humanity.

Bella Ramsey as Ellie, a 14-year old orphan who has never known anything but a ravaged planet, 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.

Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Joel’s younger brother, a former soldier who hasn’t lost his sense of idealism and hope for a better world.

Merle Dandridge as Marlene, the Fireflies, a resistance movement struggling for freedom against an oppressive military regime.

Nico Parker as Sarah, Joel’s 14-year old daughter. (Guest Star)

Biographical Information:

Murray Bartlett is currently playing Armond in “The White Lotus” from Mike White now airing on HBO and HBO Max, and is also known for “Tales of the City” and HBO’s “Looking.”

Con O’Neill was recently seen in HBO’s Emmy-Award winning Limited Series “Chernobyl” as well as “Our Flag Means Death” and “The Batman.”

Jeffrey Pierce voiced the Tommy character in “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II” video games, and is also known for his roles “Bosch” and “Castle Rock.”