The Last of Us’ Ellie Looks Familiar on HBO, but Why?

“The Last of Us” was about a group of survivors after a virus splits society into “infected” and “uninfected” HBO’s “The Last of Us” debut trailer features grand storytelling and horrific imagery. Pedro Pascal will co-lead the series’ cast as Joel and will be accompanied by Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, and Anna Torv as Tommy, Marlene, and Tess respectively. The clip’s storyline mirrors the video game’s themes, drawing praise.

Melanie Lynskey from “Yellowjacket” was cast as Kathleen, the leader of the Kansas City revolt, which fits the game’s premise nicely (per TV Line). Another known young actor plays co-lead Ellie opposite Joel. We’ve seen her here.

Resistance starred Ramsey as Elsbeth

Bella Ramsey will appear in the 2020 Jesse Eisenberg drama “Resistance.” The film told the story of mime Marcel Marceau (Eisenberg), who joined the French Resistance during World War II. Ramsey played Elsbeth, a Jewish girl whose parents were killed by Nazis in 1938. A scout troop hides Jewish youngsters in the German countryside. Elsbeth befriends Marceau, a mime who entertains the scared children.

The Last of Us' Ellie Looks Familiar on HBO, but Why?

Becoming Elizabeth’s Lady Jane Grey

Bella Ramsey played Lady Jane Grey, who ruled England for nine days in 1553, on Starz’s “Becoming Elizabeth” in 2022. The series recounts Princess Elizabeth Tudor’s early years before she becomes Queen Elizabeth I. Ramsey’s Lady Jane is the first big portrayal since Helena Bonham Carter’s 1986 film.

Bella Ramsey plays Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones

Bella Ramsey, an 18-year-old English actor (at the time of writing), will play Ellie. Ramsey‘s debut as Lady Lyanna Mormont in “Game of Thrones” launched her career. Her character led Bear Island’s House Mormont in the series.

Lyanna was the cousin of Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), the close confidant to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and the niece of Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo), the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.

The Last of Us' Ellie Looks Familiar on HBO, but Why?

Her rendition nailed Mormont‘s ten-year-old boldness. In a 2019 interview with Elle, Ramsey said, “Yeah, I’m incredibly grateful. Fans were also crucial. If they hadn’t supported Lyanna, I wouldn’t be back. So, thank them. Thanks to Dan [D.B. Weiss] and David [Benioff] for bringing me back. Her acting reflects this need, making her one of the most memorable characters in the previous three seasons.

Mildred Hubble on The Worst Witch

Due of her character’s rare appearances on “Game of Thrones,” Bella Ramsey took on other roles. She played Mildred Hubble in CBBC’s “The Worst Witch,” which released on Netflix in July 2017.

Based on 1970s children’s books by Jill Murphy, the series followed Mildred as she learns about witchcraft at Cackle Academy. “The Worst Witch,” a quirky, child-friendly sitcom with a similar storytelling framework to “Harry Potter,” never got a Season 5.