The first trailer has arrived for The Last Of Us, the long-awaited and long-awaited adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hugely successful video game. Click below to watch:
The series, which was first announced in March 2020, stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal and British rising star Bella Ramsey. It takes place 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed by a deadly virus.
We follow Joel de Pascal, a veteran survivor who is hired to smuggle Ellie de Ramsey out of an oppressive quarantine zone for the Fireflies, an organization that is looking for a cure for the virus. Together, the two must travel across America, depending on each other for survival.
The show is expected to follow the story of the first game, with elements from the 2020 sequel, though Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog and co-writer of the show, has previously suggested that some episodes will “deviate a lot”. ” of the source material.
With a budget of over $155 million, the show is an HBO mainstay for 2023 and was overseen by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin alongside Druckmann.
Starring alongside Pascal and Ramsey are Merle Dandridge, Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker, Anna Torv, Nick Offerman and Storm Reid.
The trailer, which was released to coincide with The Last Of Us Day, a day that celebrates the game and its legacy, doesn’t reveal much in terms of a release date, just what we can expect on HBO Max and NOW television in 2023.
While it’s hard to plan ahead, especially with Warner Bros. Discovery, the parent company of HBO, having canceled so many projects in 2022, follow-up seasons of the show are expected to be in the works and The Last of Us will not be released as a standalone. miniseries.
For information about the series, you can read our detailed preview here.