Viewers of ‘The Last of Us’ series have witnessed the heartwarming love story of Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett as lovers Bill and Frank who found each other in a post-apocalyptic world where humans turn into mushroom-infected, zombie-like creatures.
The show’s third episode is centered on their touching relationship, and we’d absolutely love to see more of Bill and Frank’s story if given the chance. <3 Speaking of which, Offerman recently talked about a potential spin-off on his and Bartlett’s characters, revealing:
“I think we pitched like a whole mini-series of a prequel of their lives before they meet each other.”
He further told the press,
“It could be a musical. We’re not short on ideas. We’ll see what [show creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann] come up with.”
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 7, 2024
On Saturday, the 53-year-old American actor and comedian won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series at the 75th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards for portraying the character of Bill in ‘The Last of Us’.
Offerman delivered a moving acceptance speech where he gave credit to all the people behind the show, as well as his on-screen love interest Bartlett, expressing:
“It’s hard to fully swallow because the role was in an inseparable partnership with the magnificent #MurrayBartlett so I wish they had 2 trophies to give. Without Frank, Bill ain’t sh*t.”
Friends, I was fortunate enough to receive a very nice winged Emmy accolade figurine last night for my work as Bill in @TheLastofUsHBO written by the indomitable @clmazin
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— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) January 7, 2024
Moreover, ‘The Last of Us’ is available for streaming on Max.