In a previous post, I highlighted the action-adventure survival horror video game The Last of Us and advised that a live-action adaptation of the franchise will be released on HBO.
Set in a post-apocalyptic America twenty years after a cordyceps virus outbreak, TLOU follows smuggler Joel Miller and a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, as they trek across the country to seek out a rebel militia known as the Fireflies. Throughout their journey, they encounter infected (zombies), decadent factions, and dangerous environments. Pushed to their limits, both physically and mentally, their bond grows similar to one of a father and daughter.
The massive success of The Last of Us 1 and 2 led to the development of a television series. And recent news is suggesting that the release may come sooner than expected.
According to ComicBook, actor Gabriel Luna, who is set to play Tommy Miller (Joel’s brother), made a few remarks regarding the series’ release date.
“Right now, my primary focus is The Last of Us. So excited to complete my work there on season one and then we’re going to have a really fun adventure there. I look forward to everyone having an opportunity to check that out whenever it may come out. I’m not in the scheduling department, but it’d be sooner than later.”
The show is currently in production, with Pedro Pascal playing Joel, Bella Ramsey playing Ellie, Anna Torv playing Tess, and Merle Dandridge reprising her video game role as Marlene. The creative director of the game, Neil Druckmann, will be the co-writer, co-director, and executive producer of the series as well.
As a video game nerd, I’m excited about this show. My only hope is that the series won’t stray too far away from the content in the game.
Until Next Time…
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Deschamps, M. (2021, October 20). The Last of Us Actor Gabriel Luna Says HBO Series Coming “Sooner Than Later”. ComicBook. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/the-last-of-us-hbo-gabriel-luna-release-window-sooner-than-later/.
The Last of Us. IMDb. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3581920/?ref_=tt_mv_close.