The first trailer for HBO’s “The Last of Us,” starring Pedro Pascal, has been released.The HBO series, based on the popular PlayStation video game of the same name, takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been wiped out by a deadly fungus.
Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, played by “Game of Thrones” actress Bella Ramsey, out of a tyrannical quarantine zone. What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both must travel across the United States and rely on each other for survival.
On Sunday evening, Naughty Dog, the video game developer and TV series producer, released the first image from the show. Pascal and Ramsey, seen from behind, are nearly identical to Joel and Ellie from the video game, right down to their rugged clothing and worn-out backpacks. The two are looking out at a grassy hill where wrecked planes litter the landscape.
Gabriel Luna plays Joel’s brother Tommy, Nico Parker plays Joel’s daughter Sarah, and Merle Dandridge reprises her video game role as Marlene, the leader of the Fireflies resistance group fighting the government’s military regime.Craig Mazin, the creator of “Chernobyl,” will write and executive produce “The Last of Us,” along with Neil Druckmann, the video game’s writer and creative director. Carolyn Strauss, Rose Lam, Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions will also executive produce.
The pilot will be directed by Kantemir Balagov, with Jasmila Bani and Ali Abbasi also attached. The project is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Naughty Dog, PlayStation Productions, and Word Games“The Last of Us” is currently in production, with no set release date.
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