The video game “The Last of Us” will be entitled to a serial adaptation by HBO. The game’s creator, Neil Druckmann, already announced at creation and production, will also go behind the camera to direct episodes of season 1.
The Last of Us, from game to series
In early 2020, a small bomb fell with the announcement ofa series The Last of Us, adapted from the eponymous video game. Released in 2013 for Playstation 3, the game quickly became a hit. And it’s hard today to find non-glowing reviews of it. The Last of Us takes us in a post-apocalyptic world, ravaged after a pandemic. From now on, humanity survives in the face of the infected. Hope will be born thanks to Ellie, a young girl presumably immune to the virus. She will be entrusted to Joel, responsible for taking her to a group of resistance fighters called Les Lucioles.
On paper, nothing very innovative. But the video game has managed to offer a strong emotional experience, thanks to the development of these two main characters. We therefore hope that the series in preparation at HBO will manage to reproduce this empathy. To ensure the fidelity of the show with the original work, the channel hired Neil druckmann, creator of the video game, as co-writer, co-producer and … Director!
Indeed, we learn by Comingsoon that Neil Druckmann will be a part from the directors of the series. We knew until now “simple” creator alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). But he will also find himself behind the camera for direct some episodes. The making of season 1 will therefore be divided between him, Craig Mazin and the other directors Jasmila Zbanic, Kantermic Balagov and Peter Hoar. It is not known how many episodes he will stage.
On the casting side, remember that the two main roles were entrusted to Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. With them Merle Dandridge will play Marlene, Gabriel Luna will be Joel’s brother, Tommy, while Anna Torv will play Tess.
The series did no release date yet.