The Last of Us TV show has added actor Storm Reid (Euphoria) to its cast. According to Deadline, who reported the news first, Reid will play Riley Abel--Ellie"s best friend before she meets Joel.
In the PlayStation games, Riley is an orphaned girl growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston. She is prominently featured in The Last of Us: Left Behind, a DLC addition to the original game--memorably taking place in a wintry and decaying shopping mall.
Reid has also appeared in The Suicide Squad (playing Tyla DuBois) and 12 Years a Slave (playing Emily). She joins Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey (Ellie) in the cast. Diego Luna plays Tommy, and in July 2021, he shared what looks like the first set photo from the production.