Anticipation is growing for HBO’s ambitious project that has made a TV series about The Last of Usan iconic video game developed by Naughty Dog, who also collaborated in the creation of the show. In Italy the series will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and on demand on the platform NOW as of January 16, 2023, one day after the US release on January 15th. The show will consist of 9 episodes written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckman (co-president of Naughty Dog).
Moreover, in these hours HBO has published the new promotional poster of the series on Twitter. This shows us the two protagonists Joel and Ellie (played respectively by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey) walking through the streets of a devastated city, in a post-apocalyptic scenario.
Trailer and plot of the TV series of The Last of Us: from January 16 on Sky
By late September HBO had released the first teaser trailer of the series. A video that in less than two minutes shows us Joel and Ellie grappling with the atrocities of a world invaded by a mysterious parasite. With a fast-paced montage and a country song playing in the background, the video revealed just one line from the series: “Save who you can save”i.e. “Save who you can”
The plot of the TV series will obviously resume the events of video games, 20 years after the beginning of a zombie epidemic on Earth. These creatures, call Infectedhave been attacked by a parasite born from the mutation of the fungus Cordyceps, which now, in addition to animals, also infects and kills humans. The protagonists Joel and Ellieas strangers, will find themselves having to establish a strong bond, learning to trust each other. Joel is a smuggler who knew the world before the apocalypse and who lost her daughter during the first stages of the catastrophe. Ellie instead it just has 14 yearsand was born in the midst of the spread of the parasite.
In addition to the aforementioned Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, the cast will also consist of Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) in the role of Joel, Tommy. Ellie’s guardian Marlene will be played by Merle Dandridge (who was both the voice actress and the model for the same character in the game). Nick Offerman will play Bill, an old friend of Joel who appeared in the first game who will help Joel and Ellie on their journey. Murray Bartlett instead he was cast as Frank, Bill’s partner briefly mentioned in the first game. The role of Tess, Joel’s smuggling partner, goes to the Australian actress instead Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter).
Other confirmed actors are Nico Parker, Lamar Johnson and Storm Reid. In the cast, in different roles, there will also be Troy Baker and Ashley Johnsonwho played protagonists Joel and Ellie in video games.
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