The Final of Us Voice Actor Merle Dandridge Will Return In HBO Sequence


Merle Dandridge is returning as Marlene from The Final of Us within the upcoming HBO collection adaptation, reprising her function from each of the video games. She’s going to stand alongside The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal, who will play Joel, and Sport of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

The primary season of the collection will reportedly be primarily based on the occasions of the primary sport. Joel is tasked with taking Ellie, who’s proof against the cordyceps an infection, to a hospital run by the Fireflies resistance group. Marlene is likely one of the leaders of the resistance group and was initially the one who tasked Joel with the mission to move Ellie.

Dandridge will be part of a star-studded forged of actors and creatives. The TLOU voice actress can also be a outstanding on-screen actor and has appeared on different HBO initiatives resembling The Flight Attendant in addition to FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Rita Roosevelt. Additionally becoming a member of the forged is Gabriel Luna from big-name initiatives like Star Wars: Rogue One and Narcos. Luna is taking part in Tommy, Joel’s youthful brother and a former member of the Fireflies. Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagox will direct the collection, with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin set to jot down and produce.

Whereas it’s at the moment unconfirmed if her story and character background will keep the identical, it’s a superb signal that the collection is selecting up the actor who initially voiced her. The Final of Us creator Neil Druckmann has said that the HBO collection will “deviate enormously” in some facets. Druckmann specified that the present would “transfer away from hardcore motion and focus extra on the drama of the character.” The inventive director additionally added that “a few of [his] favourite episodes up to now have deviated enormously from the story”.

Each The Final of Us and The Final of Us Half II are instantly accessible now on PlayStation 4. Lately, Half II additionally acquired a PS5 enhancement replace that elevated the sport’s framerate to 60fps, in addition to the choice to lock the framerate at 30 or 60fps within the settings menu.

[Supply: The Hollywood Reporter]

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