During The last of us Today, developer Naughty Dog surprised fans with the first image from the upcoming HBO adaptation of the popular video game.
The picture shows the main actors, or at least the back of them, in a post-apocalyptic setting. The series is led by Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. The HBO show will be produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann.
Check out the first HBOs The last of us photo below:
– Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) September 27, 2021
“The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a couple connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a hike in a post-pandemic America.”
Connected to Pascal and Ramsey is Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) as Tommy Miller, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Anna Torv (Mindhunter) as Tess and Merle Dandridge (The flight attendant) as she repeats her role in the video games as Marlene, the leader of a resistance group known as the Fireflies. It also has Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch) as Perry, Murray Bartlett (The white lotus) as Frank and Con O’Neill (Chernobyl) as Bill.
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The live-action series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in collaboration with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
Developed by Naughty Dog, The last of us is an action-adventure survival horror video game that has already sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. The series adaptation will tackle the events of the first game with the possibility of additional content based on the upcoming video game sequel.
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