HBO has found the actress that will be playing the character of Marlene in its upcoming The Last [...]
HBO has found the actress that will be playing the character of Marlene in its upcoming The Last of Us TV series, and it just so happens to be the same person who had the role in the video game series. Merle Dandridge, who originally played Marlene in both The Last of Us games has now signed on to play the character once again.
Within The Last of Us, Marlene serves as the leader of the Fireflies, which is a resistance group that rises up in the wake of the world's zombified outbreak. In many ways, Marlene sets the actions of the game--and now TV show--in motion when she hires the main protagonist, Joel, to smuggle a young girl by the name of Ellie across the United States. From here, Joel and Ellie become attached at the hip and the events of the story begin to take shape.