The seventh installment of The Last of Us promises to be very important in the economy of the series, and fans can guess.


the reasons: the title is in fact Left Behind , like the famous expansion of the video game.

The episode in question will be a flashback that will reveal the past of Ellie ( Bella Ramsey ), before she met Marlene and the Lights . At the center of the story we will find her relationship with Riley ( Storm Reid ), and the circumstances that will lead Ellie to be infected with the Cordyceps fungus.

The screenplay is by Neil Druckmann , author of the game and co-creator of the series with Craig Mazin . Directed by Liza Johnson , best known for Elvis & Nixon, American Horror Story and A Series of Unfortunate Events . The episode will debut on Sunday 26 February in the United States on HBO and HBO Max , while in Italy it will arrive the following day, Monday 27 February , on Sky and NOW .

You can see the photos below.

Photos from episode 7

The plot

The Last of Us takes place twenty years after the fall of modern civilization, when a fungal parasite infects humans and turns them into monsters. Joel , a man hardened by the will to survive, is hired to escort 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. It should be an easy job, but it soon becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie will have to cross what is left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.

The cast

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey lend their faces to Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna is instead Tommy , brother of Joel . Merle Dandridge plays Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker plays Sarah , Joel ‘s daughter. Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ), Lamar Johnson ( Henry ), Nick Offerman ( Bill), Anna Torv ( Tess ), Storm Reid ( Riley ) and Rutina Wesley ( Maria ). Natasha Mumba as Kim Tembo , an original character.

The authors of the series

The series is created by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels of The Hangover ). Mazin wrote and produced the show with Neil Druckman , who wrote the video game. The pilot episode is directed by Kantemir Balagov , a native filmmaker of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award in Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .


Among the directors there are also Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s secret, The path ), Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ), Peter Hoar ( Daredevil ) and Neil Druckmann himself , creator of the game.