Skip To Content

    Here's What The "The Last Of Us" Cast Look Like Vs. Their Video Game Counterparts

    How do the actors fare against the video game characters?

    The video game adaptation we have all been waiting for has finally landed! The Last of Us aired its pilot episode on Monday, and now we're eagerly anticipating the remainder of the series.

    I'll be updating this post as more characters are introduced in the show weekly!

    Pedro Pascal takes on the role of Joel

    Pedro Pascal as Joel from The Last of Us

    Here's Joel in the video game

    Joel video game character from The Last of Us

    And here's Joel side by side!

    Side by side image of Joel in The Last of Us game and TV show

    Bella Ramsey plays Ellie

    ellie from the last of us sitting indoors

    Here's Ellie in the video game:

    Ellie The Last of Us video game character

    And here's video game Ellie vs TV show Ellie

    Side by side image of Ellie in The Last of Us game and TV show

    Gabriel Luna is Joel's brother, Tommy

    Gabriel Luna as Tommy from The Last of Us

    Here's Tommy in the video game:

    Tommy video game character from The Last of Us

    And here's what both Tommy's look like:

    Tommy video game character and Tommy in The Last of Us TV show

    Anna Torv stars as Tess

    Anna Torv as Tess from The Last of Us

    This is Tess in the video game:

    Tess video game character in the last of us

    And here are the two ladies side by side:

    Tess video game character and Tess in The Last of Us TV show

    Merle Dandridge is Marlene

    Merle Dandridge as Marlene in The Last of Us TV Show

    Here's the video game version of Marlene:

    Marlene in The Last of Us video game

    And this is Marlene's video character against her live-action self:

    Marlene video game character and Marlene in The Last of Us TV show

    Nico Parker is Joel's daughter, Sarah

    Nico Parker as Sarah in The Last of Us TV show

    Here's what Sarah looks like in the video game:

    Sarah character in the video game The Last of Us

    And this is Sarah's character side by side:

    Sarah video game character and Sarah in The Last of Us TV show

    Nick Offerman stars as Bill

    Nick Offerman as Bill in The Last of Us TV Show

    This is Bill in the video game:

    Here's the two Bills side by side:

    Murray Bartlett plays Frank

    Murray Bartlett as Frank, reads a book

    We didn't get to see much of Frank in the game:

    Poor Frank...in the video game, we actually only saw him as a hanging corpse who was cut to the floor! Not much to really compare on this one! Frank certainly brought a lot of intense emotion to Episode 3 thanks to his backstory and untimely end. The shift in his story is a different direction from the video game, but to me, it seems like an invaluable addition to the script to have seen Bill and Frank's time together in this way.

    Melanie Lynskey joins as Kathleen

    Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen in The Last of Us TV show

    Kathleen is a new character introduced for the show and does not appear in the video games:

    Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen in The Last of Us TV show

    Jeffrey Pierce is Perry

    Jeffrey Pierce as Perry in The Last of Us TV show

    Perry also wasn't in the original game:

    Jeffrey Pierce as Perry in The Last of Us TV show

    Lamar Johnson stars as Henry

    Lamar Johnson as Henry in The Last of Us TV show

    Here's Henry in the video game:

    Henry video game character in The Last of Us

    Here's a side by side of both Henrys:

    Keivonn Woodard is introduced as Sam

    Keivonn Woodard as Sam in The Last of Us TV show

    Here's how Sam looks in the video game:

    Sam video game character in The Last of Us

    Here's TV Sam and video game Sam:

    Rutina Wesley plays Maria Miller

    Rutina Wesley as Maria Miller in The Last of Us TV show

    This is Maria in the video game:

    Maria video game character in The Last of Us

    And here's a side-by-side of both:

    Side-by-side of Maria in the series and in the video game

    Storm Reid is Riley Abel

    Screenshot from "The Last of Us"

    Here's Riley in the video game:

    Riley video game character in The Last of Us

    Here's TV Riley and video game Riley:

    TV character and video game character Riley side by side

    Scott Shepherd stars as David

    Scott Shepherd  in a blue winter coat

    This is David in the game:

    David in The Last of Us game

    Here's a side-by-side of David:

    a side by side of David from the show and David from the game

    Troy Baker is James

    Troy Baker in an army green winter coat

    Here's James in the video game:

    James in The Last of Us game

    Here's James in the game and TV series:

    James in the show and James in the game

    Ashley Johnson plays Anna Williams

    Ashley Johnson as Anna Williams

    We never actually saw Anna in the video game:

    Ashley Johnson as Anna Williams in The Last of Us TV show

    Who was your favorite casting in The Last of Us? Let me know in the comments!