We do not have a release date, but the first details of the HBO series based on the Naughty Dog game for PlayStation, The last of us, they begin to come to light.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will be in charge of immortalizing Joel and Ellie on the streaming platform. The identity of the perpetrators were one of the few previews that HBO had released since it was decided to take the history of the game to a new point. Written by Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl ) and Neil Druckmann, (author and co-director of the first game from The Last of Us and its sequel), everything indicates that the first season will follow in the footsteps of the first installment.
The fact that Druckmann is part of the production team is practically a guarantee of success for the HBO series. Back in 2013, the original game of The last of us won the awards for the best game of the year and was praised by critics. The Last of Us Part II, launched in 2020, although with a better impact, it also liked its followers. The conversion to a movie or series was the logical step for the franchise and more if it had its original creators behind it.
In any case, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) has gifted fans with a first idea of the first images of the season. At least officially, since last summer there was already a leak of some of the scenes. Through your Twitter account, the actor shared a scene of Joel and Ellie looking at the wreckage of a crashed plane in the middle of a field.
Beyond the image, which does not provide many details of the plot, it is the date on which Pascal has decided to publish it. On September 26 (already 27 in Asia, Europe and the East Coast). A date with a lot of sense for fans of the original game. September 26, 2013 is also known as “Outbreak Day”. Or the moment when the Cordyceps infection, the same one that turns humans into a kind of zombie, reaches its peak.
To top off the message, Pascal adds “‘Got you, girl.’ HBO’s adaptation of The last of us it’s in production. “With the pilot episode culminating in late August, the remainder of the series is now in full production.