In the HBO show’s version, Pedro Pascal plays Joel Miller, a grizzled veteran entrusted with transporting Ellie, a bright but naive 14-year-old (Bella Ramsey), through a zombie-infested America. Their last target is the headquarters of the militantly idealistic Fireflies, who think Ellie’s immunity to the global illness may be the key to saving the planet. Last week’s episode of The Last of Us was another masterpiece on television, and it focused on the lovely romance between Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett). The largest and most emotionally impactful difference from game to screen so far was Episode 3’s focus on the romantic relationship between the two survivors, which was only hinted at in the game. This Sunday’s new episode will feature the introduction of new characters and will continue the trend of tale alterations and additions. Who plays who in The Last of Us Episode 4, though, and how do they all figure into the bigger picture of the PlayStation 3 video game? Check out tvacute.com’s full character and cast breakdown to learn:
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Main Cast Pedro Pascal plays Joel Miller, Ellie (Bella Ramsey) had just left Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank’s (Murray Bartlett) hometown of Lincoln, Massachusetts to visit Joel’s brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna) in Wyoming when we last saw them. They will then locate the Fireflies who will transport Ellie to the laboratory where Marlene (Merle Dandridge) claims a treatment for CBI is being developed. When the mismatched pair finally arrives in Kansas City, Missouri, they are immediately targeted by Kathleen. So who plays Kathleen?
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Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
A supporting character in The Last of Us on HBO is Kathleen. In Kansas City, Missouri, she is the brutal leader of a revolutionary organization. This makes sense, given that episode 4 will presumably cover the Pittsburgh area from the first game, even though the city of Pittsburgh has been replaced with Kansas City for the duration of the series. However, it will be fantastic to see this fascinating part of the game brought to life. If Kathleen and Perry are the antagonists in the next episode, the series will continue its trend of humanizing “bad” characters. The game didn’t give these murderous bandits any names, but putting a face to their brutality would do wonders for the game’s narrative.
Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
American actor and voice actor Jeffrey Pierce plays Perry, and he is most famous for his role as Tommy Miller in the aforementioned video game series, both of which he also voiced and captured motion for. In The Last of Us on HBO, Perry plays a supporting role. After the zombie apocalypse has decimated America, he is a rebel leader in a former QZ where the Cordyceps brain virus has taken its toll. Pierce claims that the actions of his character “had big repercussions for things” in the game.
Neil Druckmann, writer and co-director of the video game The Last of Us, said of Lynskey’s character: “[An original character] that Craig came up with was the character of Kathleen, who was the leader of who in the game of these guys were the hunters, and they take a slightly different role here.”