Tess – Antje Traue
A minor character in the game I don’t really expect to be seeing her on the show that much. That being said Antje Traue could play the part of a badass survivor in the post-apocalypse. Memorable for her role in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, she has a no-nonsense attitude that resonates well with Tess’ ruthless survival instincts. Plus point girl knows how to handle herself in a fight.
Tess – Annie Wersching
The Last of Us killed it with their voice acting with no small thanks to their cast. So why not cast the voice of Tess, Annie Wersching in her role. Mostly a TV actress, Wersching plays a number of badass roles. Mostly wielding a gun in law enforcement as portrayed by her role in 24 and my personal favourite The Rookie. If you haven’t watched that TV series yet do yourself a favour and check it out.
Tommy – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Tommy is the selfless, sympathetic and more optimistic version of Joel. They share a special bond but it’s one that’s complicated. Tommy is more level-headed, more strategic, and more willing to think of the needs of the many compared to his own ambition. Together they did terrible things to survive but Tommy still feels incredibly guilty for. So I kinda had trouble casting for this one and it really depends who they cast as Joel as well you know because of age differences etc. but I’m going for it and pick Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. I don’t know how it happened that the casting for this Last of Us HBO series got so many Game of Thrones veterans but there we go. He’s a tad older than I would’ve thought but he has both the serious and lighthearted range to go with Tommy. Plus dude kinda looks like him too.
Bill – W. Earl Brown
As you can tell I’m all for the voice actors just living their roles. And in this case, because Brown was actually motion-captured for the part he is Bill. Not just a voice actor he’s famous for his role in Deadwood, where he pretty much looks like he does now. Bill is the paranoid and fearful ally of Joel and Tess. Though Bill seems to play into some classic zombie/outbreak tropes he suffers a tragedy which plays a key part in Joel’s journey, so it’ll take a seriously talented character actor to bring him to life.