Almost two years have passed since it was announced that an adaptation of the popular video game “The Last Of Us” is in development on HBO. A project associated with a lot of excitement and equally high expectations, as the template is one of the absolute gaming highlights of the last ten years and has not only been honored with various awards, but also almost exclusively received top ratings from international critics.
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The trailer for The Last Of Us series is finally out, giving us our first proper look at Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey). The first season will be ten episodes and will be directed by Kantemir Balagow, Ali Abassi, Jasmila Zbanic and Neil Druckmann. The script was written by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, who were previously responsible for a real HBO series highlight with “Chernobyl”.
In The Last Of Us, a Cordyceps fungus has nearly wiped out humanity. Anyone who inhales the spores either dies immediately afterwards or turns into a mindless mutant. In the game, we follow smuggler Joel and teenage girl Ellie as they travel across the United States in search of a cure for the ravages of the Cordyceps fungus. After initial distrust between the two, a kind of father-daughter relationship soon develops.
“The Last Of Us” not only worked as a gripping survival action game, but was also able to pull you in emotionally – which, by the way, should become even stronger in part 2. As announced earlier, the HBO series focuses on character dynamics and does not want to function as an action or horror series. It was also emphasized that the game will not be retold 100%, but that the story should be expanded.
In addition to Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie), the rest of the cast is also widely known. Also starring are Gabriel Luna (as Joel’s brother Tommy), Merle Dandridge (as Marlene, the leader of the Fireflys), Nico Parker (as Joel’s daughter Sarah), Nick Offerman (as the loner Bill), Anna Torv (as the smuggler Tess). ) and Storm Reid (as Riley, who is met as Ellie’s best friend in The Last Of Us expansion Left Behind).
The ten-part series can be seen on Sky from 2023.
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