Merle Dandridge, Voice For The Last Of Us’ Marlene, To Reprise Her Role For The Coming HBO Series

Posted on May 30, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Alas, the upcoming The Last of Us HBO series is coming together. After promises of a film adaptation falling apart in the past, the new television series shows to be holding a firmer foundation than previously. For one, the casting alone for the main characters already satisfy the fans. In that, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) is to play Joel while his younger companion Ellie is being portrayed by Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones).

Additionally, the production already found a Tommy for the show as well. Later, it was reported by Deadline that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Gabriel Luna will play the best friend of Joel in the show. However, casting does not end there as more characters yet to be filled with respected actors as filming is still planned to take place leading into the summer, another report indicates.

From The Hollywood Reporter, Merle Dandridge is told to reprise her role as Marlene in the coming series. Dandridge originally voiced the character back in 2013 alongside appearing in The Flight Attendant and Sons of Anarchy as well.

Most unique about the casting for Dandridge is her likeness to the character. While most actors that originally voiced in the 2013 title encaptured the role perfectly, many did not share a mirror portrait to their role. However, Dandridge shows a direct similarity and will officially helm the role of the Fireflies leader in the coming HBO show.

Previously, it was officially determined that both Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi will be co-directing the upcoming television show. Both show to be up to the test for their award-winning works in the past and might be able to further break the stigma towards producing video game-adapted entertainment as well. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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