It premiered on HBO over the weekend and delivered a season opener that left fans captivated from the start. Not to mention, it was the second biggest debut for HBO in 13 years.
With true-to-the-game details to *that* heartbreaking moment in Episode 1, there’s going to be a lot more to unpack in the weeks ahead.
If you’re loving the cast so far as much as everyone else is, here’s a guide to who’s who this season. Take a look:
To start, Pedro Pascal plays Joel.
But you might know him best as the Mandalorian.
Bella Ramsey plays Ellie.
She’s an HBO alum after appearing as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.
Gabriel Luna plays Tommy.
You may have seen him in 2019 as Gabriel/REV-9 in Terminator: Dark Fate.
With 100 episodes under her belt, one of Anna’s most famous roles was Olivia in Fringe.
Merle Dandridge plays Marlene.
But did you know she also served as the voice of Marlene in the video game versions of The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II?
Nico Parker plays Joel’s daughter Sarah.
In 2021, she was cast as Zoe in Reminiscence.
Melanie Lynskey plays Kathleen.
If you’ve tuned in for Yellowjackets, you’ll know her as Shauna.
Murray Bartlett plays Frank.
He’s yet another HBO alum with a credit as Armond in Season 1 of The White Lotus.
Nick Offerman plays Bill.
But you probably recognize him as Ron Swanson after he starred in more than 100 episodes of Parks and Recreation.
She’s also no stranger to HBO after landing her role as Gia in Euphoria.
Lamar Johnson plays Henry.
He was recently seen in Brother where he played a character named Michael.
Keivonn Woodard plays Sam.
The Last of Us is actually his first major TV role.
Graham Greene plays Marlon.
Rewind to 1990 when he played Kicking Bird in Dances with Wolves.
Ashley Johnson plays Anna.
Fun fact: She voiced Ellie in both video game installments for The Last of Us. Outside of that, you may also know her as Patterson in Blindspot.
Rutina Wesley plays Maria.
She’s another cast member with HBO roots after portraying Tara in True Blood.
Elaine Miles plays Florence.
In the early ’90s, she appeared in over 100 episodes of Northern Exposure as Marilyn.
Jeffrey Pierce plays Perry.
He originally served as the voice of Tommy, making him another alum of the video game franchise.
And finally, Troy Baker plays James.
Like many of his fellow cast mates with ties to the game that inspired it all, you’ll know him as the OG voice of Joel.
What do you think of The Last of Us Season 1 premiere? Share your thoughts in the comments!