The Last of Us New Image Features Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay As Joel & Ellie
Today’s Summer of Games Fest presentation brought us news of a standalone multiplayer game set in The Last of Us universe, but we also got another look at the upcoming live-action series adaptation coming to HBO. The image was shown off during Naughty Dog‘s segment that featured host Geoff Keighley talking with Neil Druckmann. The image gives us the best look yet at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay as Joel & Ellie.
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.”
Starring alongside Pascal and Ramsay will be Storm Reid, Nick Offerman, Anna Torv, Merle Dandridge, Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker, Jeffrey Pierce, and Murray Bartlett. Also announced during the Summer Game Fest presentation was that original voice actors of Ellie and Joel Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker will appear in the series in undisclosed roles.
The first episode of The Last of Us will be directed by Kantemir Balagov. Original game creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin are listed as creators for The Last of Us and will also serve as executive producers.
The Last of Us is expected to premiere on HBO sometime in 2023. Check out the image below:
Source: Summer Game Fest