A new promotional video released by HBO Max and dedicated to the titles coming soon to the platform, contains.
The first official scenes of the series inspired by The Last of Us . In particular you can find some short snippets at 1.40 minutes.
The plot of The Last of Us
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 ), Con O’Neil ( Bill ) and Anna Torv ( Tess).
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 .
Among the directors will be Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s Secret, The Path ) and Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ). The pilot will be directed by Kantemir Balagov ( Tesnota, The Autumn Girl ).