The Last of Us fan edits Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey into in-game cutscenes

The Last of Us
(Image credit: Naughty Dog)

A deep fake has swapped Joel and Ellie’s faces in The Last of Us’ cutscenes with the actors who will play them in the upcoming TV show. 

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey who were recently confirmed to be starring in the upcoming HBO The Last Of Us TV show, look as though they’d fit right into Naughty Dog’s apocalyptic setting. Some fans have even stated in the comments of the video that they now understand why the two actors were cast in the first place. 

Fans had begun speculating what the pair would look like in these roles, pretty much straight after the news first broke. One Reddit user even shared a mock-up design of Pascal as Joel to r/thelastofus subreddit, as well as one Twitter user @artbychen_ who illustrated a cutscene with the two actors in their respective roles.

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The creator of The Last of Us ‘deepfake’ video stryder HD has also created several other videos using the same face-replacement technology, including placing Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in Star Wars, Willem Dafoe as The Joker, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger as Buddy the Elf

It seems as though most fans have an idea of how they’d like Pascal and Ramsey to look as the titular protagonists. We’ll have to keep patiently waiting for that first trailer to release to see if the crew decided to go for the pair’s iconic looks though. 

For those of you who are as excited as we are for the series to premiere, we have some potentially bad news. News recently broke that The Last of Us series’ showrunner Craig Mazin has extended his deal with HBO for a further 3 years, which means the series may be a way off from release yet. 

Already a fan of this PlayStation series? Then take a look at our games like The Last of Us list for inspiration.

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.