The show stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie
HBO’s The Last Of Us has been long in the making, but we have received a new image, courtesy of game creator Neil Druckmann. The live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog’s successful video game of the same name is one of the highly-anticipated projects of the year. Read on to know more.
About The Last of Us
The Last of Us takes place in post-apocalyptic America. The world has been overrun by a deadly strain of fungus that can turn humans into mindless and violent creatures known as Clickers. A smuggler named Joel comes across a special girl named Ellie. Unlike others, getting bitten by a Clicker did not turn Ellie into one. He takes the job to escort her across the United States to a special facility so that a cure against the deadly mutation can be created.
Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are headlining the show as Joel and Ellie. Gabriel Luna stars as Joel’s brother Tommy, and additional cast members include Anna Torv, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Jeffrey Pierce, Murray Bartlett, Storm Reid, and Nick Offerman. Series creator Druckmann will also be the creator, director, and source for the ten-episode series. He has worked alongside Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin.
The New Image
In the new image from The Last of Us, that Druckmann shared, we can see Joel and Ellie hunched behind a table of sorts, likely in the midst of a shootout, or hiding from Clickers. It is reminiscent of the game, and with a whopping $15 million budget per episode, we can expect plenty of Clickers and their variants. Also, original voice actors for the game, Troy Baker and Ashely Johnson will be appearing in the series in undisclosed roles.
As for the release date, The Last of Us will be coming out sometime in 2023.