New production footage from The Last of Us apparently reveals a major recreation of the game’s storyline, along with two tragic companion characters.
Even more iconic Naughty Dog’s faces The last of us video game are being adapted into the upcoming HBO series.
A behind-the-scenes video that surfaced online showed four figures running down a deserted street and hiding behind a car. The video confirms that the show will not only feature Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, but also Henry and Sam, suggesting that The last of us films parts of his chapter on the Pittsburgh Quarantine Zone. The names of Henry and Sam’s actors have yet to be revealed.
The last of us‘ Pittsburgh’s storyline sees Joel and Ellie navigate the ruins of the post-apocalyptic Pennsylvania city, avoiding its occupying militia group, known as the Hunters, in order to stay alive. Midway through the chapter, they encounter Henry (voiced by Brandon Scott) and his younger brother Sam (Nadji Jeter), who are also in hiding from the Hunters. Working together, the four escape the city limits and fight their way through an officially inhabited sewer system, an abandoned suburb and defeat the Hunters’ armored Humvee before reaching the destination of the radio tower of Henry and Sam.
It’s unclear if this aforementioned scene is a direct adaptation or expansion of the events featured in Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game. Since production on The last of us‘ The first season began, several set photo images and videos teased a handful of iconic gaming locations, including Boston’s Quarantine Zone and the community of Jackson run by Joel’s brother, Tommy. Other stories seem to expand on Joel and Ellie’s relationship, but also those of the supporting cast, such as the interactions between Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) before they separated.
In addition to places, The last of us The series will adapt several secondary characters from the game like Bill in live-action. Most notably, Merle Dandridge will reprise her role as both The last of us and her sequel as Firefly lead Marlene, while Gabriel Luna was cast as Tommy and Anna Torv (Fringe) will play Joel’s former partner, Tess. Although it was slated for release in 2022, HBO’s lead programmer Casey Bloys recently revealed that The last of us will be postponed to a later date.
Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, The The last of us currently does not have a release date.
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