The first trailer for HBO’s live-action adaptation of The last of us has finally been released. The last of us is one of the most influential video games released in the last decade and helped drive storytelling in video games. It’s incredibly cinematic without compromising gameplay satisfaction and has some of the richest characters in the medium. He more or less started the “Sad Dad” genre with games like God of War taking obvious inspiration from the Naughty Dog title. Given its immense commercial success and cinematic nature, Sony has been trying to adapt it for quite some time and decided that an HBO series would be the best way to approach it.
After testing the show a bit a month ago, HBO has finally released the first trailer for its live-action adaptation of The last of us. The show will follow the events of the first game, but also includes new elements and characters that take the story even further. As of now, it’s unclear if there will be any other significant narrative changes or departures from the first game. We’ve already seen glimpses of key moments in the game, like Joel carrying his daughter Sarah during the outbreak. The first season of The last of us it will run for 10 episodes and it is currently unclear if the second season will directly adapt the second game. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
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Up to this point, The last of us looks like it could be one of the best live-action adaptations of a game. The talent backing up the production is already reassuring enough with The last of us creator Neil Druckmann serves as a writer on the show. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin is also directing the series along with Druckmann, which bodes well for the series. High-profile stars like Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Diego Luna, and Nick Offerman are also helping round out a pretty impressive cast.
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