TVLine Items: Last of Us Adds Rutina Wesley, Pantheon Cancelled and More

Rutina Wesley The Last of Us

HBO’s The Last of Us has tapped True Blood and Queen Sugar vet Rutina Wesley to bring to life a character directly from the video games.

Premiering Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9/8c, the series is set two decades after the implosion of current-day society. It centers on Joel (GoT‘s and The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal), a tough survivor, who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl named Ellie (Game of Thrones‘ Bella Ramsey) out of an “oppressive” quarantine zone, per the official synopsis. “What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse” across a U.S. ravaged by a lethal disease called the Cordyceps fungus “and depend on each other for survival.”

Per EW.com, the actress is confirmed to play Maria, who is described as the leader of a settlement of survivors in Jackson, Wyo. The character was voiced by Ashley Scott in the PlayStation games.

Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well…

* AMC+ has cancelled the animated series Pantheon, which featured the voices of Daniel Dae Kim, Paul Dano and Taylor Schilling, after one season, despite previously giving it a two-season order and the show having completed production on Season 2, our sister site Deadline reports.

Seeking Brother Husband, a Sister Wives-like reality series, will premiere in March on TLC, the network announced Monday. Per the official release, the docu-series will follow “four polyandrous relationships and their quests to add additional husbands into their families.”

* Paramount+ has released a trailer for At Midnight, a new romantic comedy movie starring Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) and Monica Barbaro (Chicago Justice), premiering Friday, Feb. 10:

* Netflix has released a trailer for On My Block spinoff Freeridge, described as “a coming-of-age comedy following sibling rivals Gloria and Ines and their friends Demi and Cameron who have unleashed a curse bringing dark misfortune into their lives.” All eight episodes drop Thursday, Feb. 2:

* Peacock has released a trailer for Sick, a pandemic-set horror movie written by Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) and directed by John Hyams (Alone), premiering Friday the 13th:

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