The premiere of The Last of Us was very successful , and there is great anticipation for the continuation of this series based on the video game Naughty Dog .
After seeing the trailer dedicated to the next few weeks , the first photos of the second episode, Infected , have also leaked online .
The installment is directed by Neil Druckmann , writer of the game and co-creator of the show with Craig Mazin . The images show Joel ( Pedro Pascal ), Ellie ( Bella Ramsey ) and Tess ( Anna Torv ) on their journey beyond the walls of Boston, after discovering that the little girl is hiding a secret. However, we also see a woman ( Christine Hakim ) in a laboratory, and what would appear to be an infected enveloped in darkness, just as the torches of the protagonists approach.
Despite the undoubted fidelity to the video game, this transposition has cleverly changed some aspects, so we can’t know what to expect from the second episode: who knows, maybe we’ll find out more details on how the cordyceps mushroom spread around the world. However, don’t miss Doc Manhattan’s insight into the differences between the two versions, and the backstage of the premiere .
You can see the photos below.
NEW images from the next episode #TheLastOfUs pic.twitter.com/fQ5kdUbxME
— The Last of Us News (@TheLastofUsNews) January 20, 2023
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.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will play Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will play Tommy , brother of Joel . Merle Dandridge will play Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker will play Joel ‘s daughter Sarah . 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 will be 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 will write and produce The Last of Us with Neil Druckman , creator of the video game. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov , a filmmaker native of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award in Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .
Among the directors there will be Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s secret, The path ), Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ), Peter Hoar ( Daredevil ) and Neil Druckman himself , creator of the game. The pilot was directed by Kantemir Balagov ( Tesnota, The Autumn Girl ).