First “The Last Of Us” Image Reveals Peek at HBO’s Hugely Ambitious New Series
We’ve got our first image from HBO’s hotly-anticipated upcoming series The Last Of Us, with the show’s two leads, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie, looking haunted but resilient as they try to get to safety. The image was revealed during Thursday’s Summer Game Fest (the series is based on Naughty Dog’s PlayStation game of the name), when Neil Druckmann, the co-president of Naughty Dog and the co-creator, executive producer, writer, and director of the series, gave us our first peek at the show.
Along with the image, it was revealed that Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, the two actors who voice Ellie and Joel in the mega-popular video games “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II,” will appear in the HBO series playing different characters. They’ll be joining Pascal, Rasmey, Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Pierce, and Anna Torv.
The Last Of Us is set 20-years after civilization has been obliterated, with Joel hired to smuggle Ellie out of the dangerous quarantine zone. This one job becomes a fraught, existential journey across a ruined United States with Ellie and Joel learning to rely on each other, realizing that they cannot make it alone.
Druckmann is working with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, who serves as co-creator, executive producer, writer, and director.
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Featured image: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey. Photo courtesy HBO.