The Last of Us HBO Series Casts Henry and Sam

The Last of Us HBO Series Casts Henry and Sam

Matt Lorrigan

HBO has officially announced its casting choices for Henry and Sam, two characters from The Last of Us who will be appearing in the HBO show of the same name. (via IGN)

Lamar Johnson, who has had roles in Your Honor and The Next Step, will play Henry, while the relatively unknown Keivonn Woodard will be playing his younger brother Sam.

The official description from HBO describes the two characters as “brothers in Kansas City hiding from a revolutionary movement seeking vengeance.” Fans of the original game will likely notice that this is different from their appearance in the original game, which, as IGN points out, saw Henry and Sam in Pittsburgh, evading both hunters and clickers.

HBO's The Last of Us previously cast Game of Thrones stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, respectively, while it was recently announced that Parks and Rec star Nick Offerman would be playing Bill, another character from the game.

The Last of Us is due to begin on HBO in 2023.

  • Don't know either of them. Am more interested in the remake than this show.
  • Pedro Pascal is miscast. He is just too effeminate to be Joel. I remember during when the Mandalorian trailers were released, people were speculating that it was a woman in the suit at some point in the plot, because of his mincing, butt-swinging gait.

    I read something that Bella Ramsey was saying they were "100% true to the game" and changed nothing. Now I read somehow, they are in Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh. Sigh.
  • I’ve never heard of any of these actors but I’m definitely more interested in this than the “remake”. Daniel Kaluuya would make a good Henry IMO.
  • Zero expectations for this show.
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