It’s not long before The Last of Us debuts , and HBO has unveiled a new image from the series based on the Naughty Dog video game of the same name .
The shot portrays a dirty and worn wall on which the following sentence has been written:
When you’re lost in the dark
And the description continues:
Look for the light.
In the video game, the Lights are a paramilitary organization fighting militia oppression in the quarantine zones, following the collapse of civilization due to the fungal pandemic. Originally, the group is called the Fireflies . Their role is central to the story, as Joel ( Pedro Pascal ) must lead Ellie ( Bella Ramsey ) to them, in order to develop a vaccine against the infection.
Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ) created the series
for HBO , and has been able to count on Neil Druckmann – author of the Naughty Dog 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 85 minutes .
You can see the image below.
— The Last of Us (@TheLastofUsHBO) December 26, 2022
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 the faces of Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will play Tommy , Joel ‘s brother. 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 ).