We don’t know when we’ll see the first trailer for The Last of Us , but the photos and rumors from the set have allowed us to get a taste of it.

Well, now Viewer Anon thinks about reporting another interesting rumor.

Already proven very reliable with its scoops, this internal source claims that the HBO series will contain unreleased flashbacks, absent from the video game; and it will also show Anna , Ellie ‘s mother .

Anna is often mentioned by Ellie , who also brings with her some objects inherited from her, but the games of the saga have never shown her. We have known for some time, however, that the show will integrate various ideas cut from the video game, so these rumors are certainly not a surprise: the very structure of a TV series is different from that of a video game, and will allow to include many new features (such as flashbacks). ), while remaining faithful to the original. Neil Druckman , the game’s author, is involved as co-director and co-writer, so fans can rest easy.

The creator of the series is Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ). We will keep you posted.

The plot

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-oldEllie 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.

The cast

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 .

The direction

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 ).