At the end of the Summer Game Fest, Neil Druckmann unveiled a new image of The Last of Us.
the HBO series based on the video game he created with Naughty Dog . This is the first official photo that portrays Joel ( Pedro Pascal ) and Ellie ( Bella Ramsey ) frontally, while a clicker chases them: he can be glimpsed at the bottom, hidden in the dark. Fans of the game will recognize the museum setting in Boston.
It was also announced that Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson , vocal interpreters of Joel and Ellie in the video game, will appear as two different characters, but we do not yet know which ones (or if they will be unreleased).
As we know, Druckman is involved in the show as a co-director and co-writer, alongside showrunner Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ). The series will include some elements that were excluded from the video game, thus expanding the plot.
The release date is not yet available, but we will keep you updated. Meanwhile, you can see the image below.
The Last of Us is set 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 a simple job, but it quickly becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie must traverse what’s left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will lend faces to Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will be Tommy , Joel ‘s brother. Merle Dandridge will play Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker will lend his face to Sarah , Joel ‘s daughter. Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ), Nick Offerman ( Bill ), Anna Torv ( Tess) and Storm Reid ( Riley ). Natasha Mumba will play Kim Tembo , an original character.
The authors of the series
The series is conceived by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels to The Hangover ). Mazin will write and produce The Last of Us with Neil Druckman , author of the video game. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov , native director of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .
Directors will include 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 ).