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'The Last Of Us' TV Series: Everything We Know So Far

'The Last Of Us' TV Series: Everything We Know So Far

This post-apocalyptic video game is now being made into a series with a star-studded cast to bring the video game story to life.

Video games with a great storyline make for amazing TV shows. This includes the hit Netflix shows like The Witcher and Arcane: League of Legends that have gone on to become successful franchises. 

Now, HBO is getting in on the action by adapting another popular video game. The Last of Us is now being developed as a TV series based on Sony's acclaimed 2013 video game of the same name. This post-apocalyptic video game was developed by Naughty Dog and is now being made into a series with a star-studded cast to bring the video game story to life. Fans of the video game are all praises for how the adaptation is coming along, and this is what you need to know about the show.



 

What Is The Plot Of The Last of Us?

The plot of the show will be the same as that of the video game and may also incorporate elements of the sequel. As per HBO, the synopsis reads: "The series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival."

Source: The Last Of Us PS4

The video game that came out eight years ago was written by Neil Druckmann. The sequel of the video game, The Last of Us II, also deals with similar themes and follows the life of Joel and Ellie after they have settled into a community of survivors in a post-pandemic U.S. A violent event disrupts this peace sending them through another arduous journey. 

Who Is Cast In The Last of Us?

The casting has been praised for being spot-on as Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones) has been cast as Joel and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials) has been cast as Ellie. The show will also feature Tommy, Joel's younger brother and a former soldier, who will be played by Gabriel Luna (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). The show has also cast Merle Dandridge (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Marlene, the head of the Fireflies, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry as well as Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess. Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) has also been added to the cast.



 

The series will be written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Druckmann, of the video game franchises. Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl, Game of Thrones) will also serve as executive producer, along with Evan Wells from the original game’s developer, Naughty Dog, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

When Will The Last of Us Release?

The series is currently in production and is expected to wrap up in June 2022. This would mean that we can expect to see the first season of the series drop on HBO in late 2022. This was mentioned by Kantemir Balagov, a director of the show, as well. 

Is There An Official Trailer?

There is no official trailer yet since the show is still in production. But this teaser image, which looks like it could be a screenshot of the video game, was released by HBO.

Source: HBO

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