HBO has released the first teaser of the highly anticipated series, The Last of Us, based on the 2013 game of the same name. The post-apocalyptic game and series take place twenty years after civilization has been destroyed due to the outbreak of a deadly virus called cordyceps fungus.
The teaser has been released on September 26, which is known as Outbreak Day in The Last of Us community. In the game, the virus first starts spreading in the US on the same day. Continue reading to watch the teaser and learn more about the series.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay are Trying to Survive in a Post-Apocalyptic World in The Last of Us Teaser
The teaser features Joel, a middle-aged man played by Pedro Pascal, who has till now survived the outbreak. He is given the task of escorting a young girl named Ellie, played by Bella Ramsay, to a lab where the scientists can study her blood, which is said to be immune to the virus.
Along their journey, they form a special bond as they escape a quarantine zone, find their way through collapsing skyscrapers, and try to hide from Clickers, the humans who turned into monsters after being infected by the cordyceps fungus.
The Clickers now prey on human flesh. They are unable to see, and sense sounds to target and feast on their prey. All through the teaser, Hank Williams’ Alone and Forsaken plays in the background. Watch the enthralling teaser below.
The Last of Us Comes Out in 2023
The series will comprise 10 episodes and has been scheduled to release in 2023 on HBO Max, although an exact date has not been announced. Meanwhile, the teaser has already gotten fans excited, who have expressed their anticipation with their comments.
“Adaptation of video games often disappoint but this looks phenomenal! Looks like it really captures the atmosphere and emotion beautifully,” wrote a fan, while another one commented, “This looks absolutely incredible. The Last of Us is my favorite game of all time. The story, the characters, the world. This trailer looks like the head of the nail has been hit. Nice work HBO. I cannot wait to see it!”
The Filming of the Show Took Almost a Year to Complete
The Last of Us was shot between July 2021 and June 2022 in Calgary, Alberta, and is said to be the largest television production ever in Canada. Apart from Pascal and Ramsay, the show will star Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene and Anna Torv as Tess.
Other cast members include Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Storm Reid as Riley Abel, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elaine Miles as Florence and Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen.
The series is a joint production between Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Naughty Dog, The Mighty Mint and Word Games. Craig Mazin, the creator of Chernobyl, has created the show along with Neil Druckmann, who created the original game. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam have acted as executive producers along with Druckman.
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