Just a few hours in the past, HBO launched the primary official The Last of Us TV collection clip as a part of a medley of upcoming exhibits. You can check out it beneath. It’s solely about 20 seconds lengthy, however followers have been ready for a really very long time.

Sony and HBO introduced they had been engaged on a The Last of Us TV adaptation in March 2020, just a few months earlier than the discharge of The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4. It would be the first HBO adaptation of a game, and rumors counsel it was the most important TV manufacturing in Canadian historical past; the primary season was filmed in Calgary, Alberta.

Series co-creator Neil Druckmann has been closely concerned, writing alongside Craig Mazin, who labored on the extremely acclaimed Chernobyl HBO miniseries in addition to characteristic movies like Scary Movie 3 and 4, The Hangover Part II and III, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, and the upcoming Borderlands adaptation that includes Cate Blanchett.

Music composer Gustavo Santaolalla is getting back from his work on the video games. Casting decisions for The Last of Us TV collection embrace Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Anna Torv as Tess, Storm Reid as Riley Abel, and Nick Offerman as Bill.

Druckmann already warned followers that the variation could deviate drastically in locations.

We talked at size that season 1 of The Last of Us collection goes to be the primary game. As far because the superficial issues, like ought to a personality put on the identical plaid shirt or the identical crimson shirt? They may or won’t seem in it, that’s manner much less necessary to us than getting the core of who these individuals are and the core of their journey. Things generally keep fairly shut. It’s humorous to see my dialogue there from the video games in HBO scripts. And generally they deviate drastically to significantly better impact as a result of we’re coping with a special medium.

For instance, within the game, there’s a lot motion it’s important to have to coach the participant about mechanics. You must have extra violence and extra spectacle to some extent than you would wish on a TV show since you don’t want to coach individuals on tips on how to use a gun. So that’s one thing that’s been actually completely different, and HBO’s been nice in pushing us to maneuver away from hardcore motion and focus extra on the drama of the character. Some of my favourite episodes thus far have deviated drastically from the story, and I can’t anticipate individuals to see them.

The Last of Us TV will drop on HBO Max someday in early 2023.

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