For those wondering who will be leading up the Last Of Us HBO series, wonder no longer as a Game Of Thrones star has joined the show.

We’ve known for a while that we were getting a TV adaptation of The Last Of Us on HBO and one of the lingering questions has been “who will play the lead role of Ellie?”

Well it seems like we finally have an answer and it’s seems like the project will be calling on a Game Of Thrones favourite for the role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 17-year-old Bella Ramsey has been cast as Ellie in the Last Of Us TV adaptation, which will be written and executive produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.

If that name sounds familiar, that’s because you probably know her as the badarse Lyanna Mormont in the last few seasons of Game Of Thrones.

That alone should erase any doubt as to whether she can pull off the complicated role of Ellie, though we can probably expect a loud minority of folks to be very vocal about how Ramsey “looks nothing like Ellie!”

Anyway, this TV adaptation will reportedly follow a similar storyline to the first Last Of Us game: Joel, a smuggler trying to survive in the post-apocalyptic world, is tasked with escorting Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone as she may be the key to a cure for a deadly pandemic.

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Interestingly, it was reported that Mahershala Ali was eying a role in the adaptation but a deal sadly never came to fruition.

So now that we’ve got our live-action Ellie, the other lingering question is whether this Last Of Us adaptation will be, you know, good.

Well who knows at this point as it’s still very early days, but the project does have the writer and creative director of both Last Of Us games, Neil Druckmann, onboard so that’s something at least.

As for when we’ll see this Last Of Us series, well no one really knows but I’ll likely be a while given how the pandemic is still raging and development on TV shows can drag on for ages.

Guess that means there’s plenty of time to replay The Last Of Us – and if you can stomach it, The Last Of Us Part 2.

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