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London (CNN) – British actress Bella Ramsey, best known for her role in "Game of Thrones" as the bold and vehement Lyanna Mormont, will star in HBO's new adventure, "The Last of Us."
Joins Pedro Pascal, star of the "Star Wars" spin-off "The Mandalorian," in the adaptation of the hit video game .
Craig Mazin , the creator of HBO's award-winning limited series "Chernobyl," is adapting the game with the help of Neil Druckmann, writer and executive producer for Naughty Dog, who developed the game.
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Druckmann said on Twitter that he was "absolutely thrilled" that Ramsey was joining the cast, adding that he was also "thrilled to have Pedro aboard our show."
The show is now confused. Figured to follow the plot of the original game
The story takes place 20 years after the demise of modern civilization by a deadly pandemic
Pascal will play Joel, a smuggler who is paid to take out 14-year-old Ellie , played by Ramsey, from an oppressive quarantine zone.
"What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey, as both must traverse the United States and depend on each other to survive," says the WarnerMedia press release. CNN and HBO share the same parent company, WarnerMedia.
Pascal also participated in "Game of Thrones," playing Oberyn Martell, a member of the House of Martell, the ruling family of the fictional kingdom of Dorne .
Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont in HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Although both actors earned their ticket to stardom on the show, their characters did not intersect.
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Both Ramsey and Pascal shared the news of the announcement on their social media accounts on Thursday.
Kantemir Balagov, the Russian director best known for his 2019 historical drama "Beanpole," is set to direct the series.
Not yet clear how many episodes there will be and when they will air