Things are on the up and up for the star of The Mandalorian as Pedro Pascal joins the cast of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, heading up the cast as Joel.

Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms, the story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Game of Thrones‘ Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Pascal’s Joel, tormented by past trauma and failure, must trek across a pandemic-ravaged America, all the while protecting a girl who represents the last hope of humanity.

This marks a homecoming for Pascal who became a household name with his role as Oberyn Martell on HBO’s mega hit Game Of Thrones.

Deadline also note that because of the nature of his role on The Mandalorian, sharing the physical embodiment of the role with Lateef Crowder and Brendan Wayne and voicing Din Djarin, his part in The Last of Us will take up the majority of his time. Worry not, The Mandalorian will return, and Pascal will once again be front and center in it.