The extract broadcast at the end of the presentation of HBO’s back-to-school series lasts only 20 seconds, but fans of the game were able to recognize important moments.
We see the actors Nick Offerman and Pedro Pascal, as well as the actress Bella Ramsey in the roles of Bill, Joel and Ellie. Moreover, a discussion between Joel and Ellie is directly taken from the original game.
The story of the series takes place 20 years after the destruction of civilization as we know it. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
The cast of the series also includes Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Jeffrey Pierce and Anna Torv. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who were the voices of Ellie and Joel in the game, also have roles in The Last of Us.
Craig Mazin, who created the series Chernobylis behind the HBO Max series as writer, creator and executive producer, as is the game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann.
Series The Last of Us is set to premiere in early 2023 on HBO, but the release date is unconfirmed. The first season will consist of 10 episodes.
The original video game The Last of Us was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. It sold over 20 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling PlayStation 3 video games of all time.
The following, The Last of Us Part IIwas released in June 2020 on the PlayStation 4 (PS4).