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The Last of Us' Gay Character Is Getting a Major Change in the Show

The Last of Us' Gay Character Is Getting a Major Change in the Show

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Will we be seeing a lot more of Bill and Frank in the show?

The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated shows of the year, and while the showrunners have promised to stay close to the source material, it appears that at least one plot detail is changing.

The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) as they travel across a post-apocalyptic America trying to avoid infected humans. Joel is tasked with delivering Ellie to a radical group who hopes to use her rare immunity to the infection to fight the virus and save the world.

One of the beloved game characters we'll be seeing is Bill, played by Nick Offerman. In the game, Bill is the lone survivor in a town where he's set up all sorts of deadly traps for the infected. When Joel and Ellie meet him, they work together to find a working truck that the two can travel in.

In the game, we learn that Bill once had a partner named Frank. Sadly, Frank was bitten by an infected and hanged himself to prevent him from infecting his lover. In the game, we only know Frank through his suicide note and a little bit of dialogue about him.

In the show, though, this has changed. Here, Frank will be a whole human being, played by Emmy-winning actor Murray Bartlett.

We don't know how much of the show Bartlett is in, but this is definitely a change from the games - and one that we welcome.

We doubt that Frank will suddenly become a major player in the show - his appearances will probably be limited - but it's exciting to know that we'll get to see some of Frank and Bill's relationship play out, and not just have to hear about it.

The Last of Us premieres on HBO Sunday, January 15.

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