HBO has unveiled a new commercial for The Last of Us that includes some never-before-seen scenes.

Joel ( Pedro Pascal ) explains to Ellie ( Bella Ramsey ) the three rules she will have to abide by if she wants her to take her along:

«Rule one: we don’t talk about our personal stories. Rule two: You don’t tell anyone about your condition. Rule three: do what I tell you, when I tell you. It’s clear?”

The “condition” to which Joel refers is the fulcrum of the plot itself: Ellie , in fact, is immune to the fungal pandemic that led to the collapse of civilization, transforming much of the earth’s population into “infected”. We recently discovered that the first season will adapt all of the first part, i.e. the first video game of the Naughty Dog saga .

Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ) created the series for HBO , and has been able to count on Neil Druckmann – author of the game – as co-director and co-writer. This transposition aims to expand the original story, adding some elements that were cut from the video game. The debut in Italy is expected on January 16 on Sky and NOW . The premiere will last a good 85 minutes .

You can see the spot below.

The spot


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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 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 ). 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 ).