We are approaching the premiere of The Last of Us, one of the most anticipated series of the coming year. For this reason, HBO Max has already launched its huge advertising machine. Today we were surprised to share the posters of almost all the characters that make up the series. Some of them had already appeared in the trailers, while others are shown for the first time.
As seen in the previews, the series of The Last of Uscommanded by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, It will be very faithful to the events of the PlayStation video game. Of course, the aforementioned showrunners had already warned that, since we are facing an adaptation, there will be slight changes to give it consistency on the small screen.
“Sometimes they stay quite close [a los diálogos del videojuego]. It’s funny to see that the dialogue I did for the games is in the HBO scripts. Other times they go a long way to achieve a better result because we are dealing with a different medium,” Neil Druckmann commented the year before.
Of course, The Last of Us has not been without controversy. Despite how good the series looks in general terms, a certain sector of the public continues to criticize the little —or none— kinship of the actors with their playable counterparts. Mainly, of course, the cases of Joel and Ellie, who will be played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. However, finding “identical” actors who also manage to deliver a quality performance is quite difficult.
On the other hand, HBO Max has taken advantage of the popularity of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey to boost the audience for the series. For this production to be successful, it not only has to conquer fans of the video game —who are millions and apparently already have them in their pockets—, but also those people who have never enjoyed it.
Having both actors on the cover already generates interest automatically. Pascal has risen to worldwide fame thanks to The Mandalorianalthough in the past he had already had relevant roles in other productions, such as in Game of Thrones. For her part, Bella Ramsey is widely known for her outstanding role as Lyanna Mormont in the Westeros story. In fact, in recent seasons she has become the favorite character of many.
So the full cast of The Last of Us It is made up of Pedro Pascal (Joel Miller), Bella Ramsey (Ellie), Gabriel Luna (Tommy Miller), Nick Offerman (Bill), Merle Dandridge (Marlene), Jeffrey Pierce (Perry), Anna Torv (Tess), Murray Bartlett ( Frank), Lamar Johnson (Henry), Keivonn Woodard (Sam), Storm Reid (Riley Abel) and Nico Parker (Sarah Miller).
“The story takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel (played by Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (played by Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey, as both must traverse the United States and depend on each other for survival,” the synopsis reads.
Remember that the series of The Last of Us will premiere exclusively on HBO Max on January 15, 2023 (16 in Europe). Like other original productions on the platform, a new episode every week.
Be careful, if you are interested in knowing the history of The Last of Us before the premiere, don’t forget that the remake of the first game was released last September on the PS5. Without a doubt, it is the definitive version of one of the best experiences that video games have given us in the last decade. You can read our analysis at the following link.