The Last of Us Episode 2 Photos Tease Debut of New Character

HBO has revealed the first-look photos from The Last of Us‘ upcoming second episode, “Infected,” featuring Pedro Pascal’s Joel, Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, and Anna Torv’s Tess. Directed by The Last of Us game creator Neil Druckmann from a screenplay written by Craig Mazin, the next episode is expected to air this Sunday, January 22.

In the new The Last of Us photos, we get to see Joel, Ellie, and Tess continue their journey to the Old State House. One of the photos also featured an unnamed character, portrayed by Indonesian actress Christine Hakim, who could potentially be connected to the origins of the virus which fans have been theorizing online came from Jakarta.

Check out The Last of Us Episode 2 photos below:

HBO’s The Last of Us will tackle the events of the first game with the possibility of additional content based on the sequel. The series is led by Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

“The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-pandemic America.”

Joining Pascal and Ramsey are Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) as Tommy Miller, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Anna Torv (Mindhunter) as Tess, and Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) as she reprises her role from the video games as Marlene, the leader of a resistance group known as the Fireflies. It also features Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch) as Perry, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank, Con O’Neill (Chernobyl) as Bill, and Storm Reid (Euphoria) as Riley.

The live-action series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

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