HBO has debuted an image of the upcoming series based on the PlayStation game The Last of Us. It’s one photo showing the main characters Joel and Ellie from the back. The series is currently in production.
Although it is a file one picture When only Joel and Ellie are seen from behind, HBO seems to have accurately transferred the atmosphere of the game to the TV series. The decor and scenery seem straight out of the game. The main characters were played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay.
The series is being filmed in Canada and began filming in July of this year. All filming should be ready by June 2022 and the series is expected later that same year. It is the first HBO TV series based on a game. The production is done in association with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Naughty Dog. The latter is the developer of the game.
The first season will consist of ten episodes, written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman. Mazen is the writer of the HBO mini-series Chernobyl and Druckmann is the writer of the games. Composer Gustavo Santaolalla provides the music, just like in the games.
The creators have previously indicated in interviews that the series will follow the game’s story and that some content will be expanded. Some of the dialogue from the game is literally taken from the TV series. The series will also contain parts that were cut from the first game.
Tommy, Joel’s brother, is played by Gabriel Luna. Nico Parker plays Joel’s daughter, Sarah, and Merle Dandridge appears in the TV series as Marilyn, the leader of the firefly resistance group. It plays the same role in the game.