HBO Reveals First Look At ‘The Last Of Us’ TV Series
— Updated on 29 January 2023

HBO Reveals First Look At ‘The Last Of Us’ TV Series

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

UPDATE [10/06/2022]: With shooting reportedly wrapping up soon, it seems HBO feel ready and confident enough to give us our first actual look at the network’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly successful The Last of Us. We already know that the live-action TV series will be led by Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey – as Joel and Ellie, respectively), and that the game’s creative director Neil Druckmann has created the show alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). Now we have a vague idea of what the show will actually look like with a first-look photo from the show.

And yes, it’s not much to go by, but at least we see what Pascal and Ramsey look like as they slide into the lead roles. The Last of Us photo release also comes with the news that Jeffrey Pierce, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker have joined the cast along with the already confirmed roles for Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker and Merle Dandridge. For their specific roles, you can check out our original article below.

Pierce, Johnson and Baker were involved as voice actors for The Last of Us, but they will all reportedly be playing different characters in the video game adaptation. In the game, Johnson voices Ellie while Baker voices Joel.

Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) reportedly hide from a Clicker in an episode of ‘The Last of Us.’

Also joining the crew are Parks & Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett (Looking, The White Lotus) and Fringe’s Anna Torv.

Coincidentally, Naughty Dog announced this week that The Last of Us is being remade for both PlayStation 5 and PC. With a new title, The Last of Us: Part I, the remake will be coming first for the PS5 on September 9th, and then later for PC.

No exact release date has been set for the HBO adaptation. Considering a photo has already been released from the show, it’s highly likely a full The Last of Us trailer should be coming in the next few weeks.

Original Article – HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ TV Series Begins Filming

Cameras have begun rolling for the HBO adaptation of Naughty Dog’s – The Last of Us – helmed by the original game’s creative director / writer, Neil Druckmann, alongside the man behind acclaimed historic-drama Chernobyl, Craig Mazin. And considering the usual production schedule and timeline for marketing roll-outs, HBO is now eying a late 2022 release date for its The Last of Us live-action TV series.

In the lead roles of Ellie and Joel, the network has cast Bella Ramsey in the former – best known for her stint as Lady Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones – and The Mandalorian lead Pedro Pascal – who also happens to be of Game of Thrones fame – in the latter. Since then, Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) has been locked in to play Joel’s brother Tommy, Nico Parker (Dumbo) has been confirmed for Joel’s daughter Sarah, and Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) will also make an appearance as leader of the Fireflies, Marlene.

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Here’s what you can expect, as per the official HBO synopsis:

The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (portrayed by Pascal) – a hardened survivor – is hired to smuggle Ellie (portrayed by Ramsey) – 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 across the US and depend on each other for survival.

Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) is currently directing the pilot episode of The Last Of Us in co-production with Sony Pictures Television. Joining Druckmann and Mazin, President of Naughty Dog Evan Wells has signed on to serve as an executive producer with Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, Rose Lam, and former President of HBO Carolyn Strauss – who was responsible for commissioning The SopranosThe WireSix Feet Under, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Incidentally, Strauss has previously served as executive producer to both Game of Thrones and Chernobyl. According to Deadline, the subsequent episodes will be directed by Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbas.

While The Last of Us TV series has a tentative release date of late 2022, we’ll let you know if HBO announces any changes between now and then.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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