Bella Ramsey, the 19-year-old teen star of HBO’s “The Last of Us,” says she believes its popularity has made a second season “pretty likely”, she tells The BBC.
The former “Game of Thrones” actress plays the lead role of Ellie alongside Pedro Pascal as Joel in the HBO series, which follows the journey of a hardened smuggler and a teenage girl as they travel through the US twenty years into a zombie apocalypse caused by a deadly fungus.
The series is an adaptation of the celebrated PlayStation game, and Ramsey says: “If people keep watching, I think [a second series] is pretty likely. It’s down to the guys at HBO. here’s nothing confirmed yet so we’ll have to wait and see.”
She adds she was not a gamer prior to the filming and had recently started playing “The Last of Us Part I” on her PlayStation:
“It’s really cool; I’m really into it. I think being in the show might have converted me. [Video games] are so much richer than I ever imagined, being a naïve, ignorant, non-gamer. It’s really cool that video games can work in a cinematic medium. Maybe it will form a blueprint for video game adaptations going forwards. It’s such a good representation of how video games can be adapted in the right hands.”
Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker co-star in the series.