HBO just dropped a brand new sneak peek trailer for their upcoming arrivals to HBO and HBO Max, and at the tail end of the video is the first footage from “The Last of Us” TV series!
No zombies here, but the footage teases the undead threat while also revealing Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”) as Joel and Bella Ramsey (“Game of Thrones”) as Ellie, the two beloved characters from the video games. “Everybody I ever cared for… either died or left me,” Ellie says in the footage. Joel responds, “You have no idea what loss is.”
Watch the footage below and expect “The Last of Us” on HBO in 2023.
Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) is developing the series for HBO, and he’ll be working with Neil Druckmann to write and executive produce the small screen adaptation.
“The series takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”
Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”) is starring in the series as Joel and Bella Ramsey (“Game of Thrones”) is playing Ellie. Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) is playing Tommy, the brother of Pascal’s Joel. Storm Reid, Anna Torv, Jeffrey Pierce, Nick Offerman, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neil will also star in the series.
Video game actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson will have roles in the HBO series.
Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) will be directing the pilot episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us” series, with Jasmila Žbanić (Quo vadis, Aida) and Ali Abbasi (Border) also directing episodes.