HBO and Naughty Dog dropped our very first look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Last of Us. The image gives us a look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey all decked out as Joel and Ellie looking out at a plane crash. The fact that the image instantly makes me think about the game is making me extremely excited about this series.
The Last of Us was first released for the PlayStation 3 in 2013 and quickly became a cult phenomenon. It follows Joel (Pascal), a smuggler tasked with escorting Ellie (Ramsey) across a post-apocalyptic United States. This isn’t an easy task in the slightest and the two face off against hostile humans and creatures that are bound to take a bite or two out of you.
I’ll be the first to admit that post-apocalyptic/zombie tv series is not my favorite. They tend to lose my interest after a few episodes unless the story itself can fix the issue with slow shambling zombies. However, I have a lot of faith in The Last of Us. The story itself has moved people (even myself) to tears and it’s easy to find yourself obsessed with their journey.
A big part of The Last of Us that will make this a hit or miss for me is going to be how well Pascal and Ramsey will work together. The relationship between Joel and Ellie is what makes this series so beautiful. If they can recreate the relationship that Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson gave us initially, this will be great. I am also interested in knowing what other side characters we will see throughout and how well they will mesh with our main characters.
We’ve included the first look image below for you to enjoy as well. The Last of Us does not have a release date as of yet. Kantemir Balagov is directing the show’s pilot episode and Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann are serving as writers and executive producers. Be sure to check back with us as more news comes out! How do you feel about this series? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
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