HBO’s The Last of Us series has recast the role of Bill, who will now be played by Nick Offerman.
Best known for playing Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, Offerman replaces Con O’Neill (Chernobyl), who was previously cast as Bill but exited the production following a scheduling conflict, Variety reports.
Offerman will guest star alongside Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank, “two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town”.
Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are portraying the show’s lead characters, Joel and Ellie. Nico Parker (Dumbo), the daughter of actress Thandie Newton, is playing Joel’s daughter Sarah, while Gabriel Luna (Agents of Shield) stars as Joel’s brother Tommy.
The Last of Us adaptation is the first television series from PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and TV.
Shooting began in July, with the production due to wrap in mid-2022. The series is expected to cover the events of The Last of Us, which was released in 2013, and may include content based on The Last of Us Part 2, which launched in 2020.
Earlier today, Sony announced a January 2022 PS5 release date for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, alongside new details covering graphics updates, pricing and upgrade options for the remasters.