Rahul Kohli’s character in Netflix series Midnight Mass is an homage to Joel Miller of The Last of Us.
Kohli revealed the fact earlier this week on Twitter, which you can see below, writing that both himself and Midnight Mass series director Mike Flanagan were enamoured with The Last of Us protagonist. As a result, Sheriff Hasan, Kohli’s character in Midnight Mass, has a look inspired in part by the character from the Naughty Dog game.
It’s true, when developing the look of Sheriff Hassan, so moved were @flanaganfilm and I by @Neil_Druckmann’s The Last of Us, and @TroyBakerVA’s incredible performance as Joel, we both agreed to pay homage to this wonderful character with a Joel inspired look. #MidnightMass pic.twitter.com/cQVVX1qe3oSeptember 22, 2021