HBO is about to turn one of the best video games into a new series that already has its first key characters.
The Last of Us is just one of the great video games that are already preparing to have their own series, this will be developed by HBO and it has already been revealed that among its main protagonists we will have Pedro Pascal, from The Mandalorian, already Bella Ramsey, the rookie actress who took the world by storm with her role as Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones.
Ramsey currently appeared on the second season of the His Dark Materials series, while Pedro Pascal is gearing up for the third season of The Mandalorian, but his schedule just got tighter because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they were the ones. chosen to play Joel and Ellie in the new HBO series.
The game has received great reviews and has a great history, which is a good starting point, but also said that the creator of Chernobyl ( one of the best miniseries of HBO ), Craig Mazin, has teamed up with Neil Druckmann ( who is the creator of the original game) by Naughty Dog to make the adaptation and keep it true to the story of the game. Joining them is also the Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Brokeback Mountain) who will be in charge of the series’ music.
Who are the characters in The Last of Us?
Pedro Pascal will play Joel, “a hardened survivor, haunted by the trauma and failure of the past, who must traverse an America devastated by a pandemic while protecting a girl who represents humanity’s last hope.”
Bella Ramsey will play Ellie, “a 14-year-old orphan who has never known anything but a devastated planet, struggles to balance her instinct for anger and defiance with her need for connection and belonging … as well as the newfound reality that she may be the key to saving the world “
For now, no more of the characters or actors who will play them have been revealed, but we will surely know more details about it in the coming months.
What is The Last of Us about?
The story is based on the critically acclaimed video game, The Last of Us takes place 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization, where a man named Joel is hired to rescue Ellie from a quarantine zone in which humans they live oppressed and in extreme conditions. But, what starts out as a seemingly simple job soon turns into a brutal and dangerous journey, as the pair must traverse the entire United States and learn to trust each other to survive all the obstacles that appear along the way.
When does the series premiere?
HBO has not revealed too many details yet, an official synopsis is not known (although fans of video games know very well what the story is about) and there is no exact date for its release, although we can be sure that we do not. to see in 2021.
“We can’t get started right away because they’re still finishing the second game. We’ve been talking about it for months, little plans and things. We’re going to dig deep, completely seriously once they finish their final work on the sequel,” Mazin said in his pre-release of the Scriptnotes podcast . That second game has already been released, so the project has likely been in development for a few months.
Pedro Pascal will supposedly return to work on The Mandalorian in April, so it’s possible that the filming of The Last of Us starts at the end of the year, and we can see more details in early 2022.