First Photo From The HBO Series Adaptation of THE LAST OF US
Naughty Dog has shared a new photo from HBO’s series adaptation of The Last of Us. It offers our first look at the series and features Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, well at least their backs.
Pascal posted the same photo on Instagram with the caption: “‘I got you, baby girl.’ The @hbo adaptation of #TheLastofUs is in production. @playstation @naughty_dog_inc #TLOUDay #HappyBirthdayJoel.”
The story for the series “takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”
Gabriel Luna also stars in the film as Tommy, Joel’s younger brother, “a former soldier who hasn’t lost his sense of idealism and hope for a better world.” Merle Dandridge is set to take on the role of Marlene in the series, the head of the Fireflies, “a resistance movement struggling for freedom against an oppressive military regime.”
Craig Mazin, the creator of HBO’s acclaimed limited series Chernobyl, wrote the series and is also executive producing with Neil Druckmann, who is the writer and creative director of the game. Druckmann is also set to direct an episode of the series.
HBO is “aiming for a serious dramatic tone for the adaptation.” The rest of the production team includes Carolynn Strauss (Chernobyl) and Carter Swan along with Evan Wells of Naughty Dog and Asad Qizilbash from PlayStation Productions. Kantemir Balagov is directing the pilot episode of The Last Of Us.
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