Pedro Pascal starred in Joel Miller’s post-apocalyptic series.

HBO The end of us has been referred to as the gold standard for video game adaptations across many angles. The series has so far spanned seven episodes and has wowed and mesmerized the audience. However, perhaps everything could have been different, at least with regard to the role of Joel, who is brilliantly portrayed. Pedro Pascal. According to the star of the series, Geoffrey Piercethe role could have been given to someone else.

In the last episode of the show, “Left Behind,” we saw Joel badly injured and struggling to hang on after a run-in with intruders at the University of Colorado. Pascal describes the character as a perpetually grieving father who is afraid to open his heart to another “addict” in Ellie (Bella Ramsay) was widely acclaimed. However, according to Pearce, anyone was looking Perry in the series, we could have another familiar face playing Joel. Pearce, who originally voiced Joel’s younger brother Tommy in the 2014 video game, said he had “no illusions” about playing the on-screen character, but revealed what he was given. “I think they originally talked to Mahershala Ali about playing Joel, which is a clear indication that I’m not going to play Tommy,” the actor said in an interview. Straight away. “And when they played Pedro (Pascal), I knew, yes, I’m older than Pedro Pascal. So I had no illusions about it.”


We can agree that Pascal was a good choice for Naughty Dog’s adaptation, Mahershala Ali wouldn’t be a bad choice either. Ali, an Oscar winner, would have brought his A-game to the set as shown in his previous works. In addition, he was signed to work The end of usThe Marvel star will extend the partnership he’s shared with HBO for years. A true detective and the network’s upcoming limited drama titled Disobedient.

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The Last of Us has been renewed for a second season

Looking ahead, we get to enjoy Pascal’s incredible performance as Joel. Given his presence, it will be nice to see him back on his feet as we prepare for the next episode of the show mastered the trope about “a man running away with a child”. The end of us has been has been renewed for a second season Given his impressive first season, this means we’ll be seeing more of Joel as the story moves into the events of the second installment of the game series, The Last of Us Part II.

The end of us returns with its eighth episode on Sunday. Watch a preview of the episode below: