HBO Reveals Closer Look at “The Last of Us” in New Video
In a new promo, HBO has given us some of their most hotly-anticipated series, perhaps none more so than Craig Mazin’s adaptation of The Last of Us. Based on the popular video game series, the Chernobyl creator has teamed with the video game’s writer and creative director, Neil Druckmann, to give us a 10-episode season centered on the dangerous journey of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across a devastated American landscape in a post-apocalyptic world.
The promo gives us a shot of the staggering ruin of America, with blown-out buildings leaning into each other and a sky sooty with fire and smoke. Like the previous teaser, we are plunged into this nightmare alongside Joel and Ellie, who need to find a way to get out of the quarantine zone without being killed by one of the infected or twitchy, untrusting survivors. “Everybody I cared for either died or left me,” Ellie says during the new promo. Joel, however, will try to do neither of those things.
Joining Pascal and Ramsey are Nick Offerman, Gabriel Luna, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Ashley Johnson, Graham Greene, Anna Torv, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, and Troy Baker. In fact, Dandridge, Baker, and Johnson all did voice work on the original video game series.
The promo also teases some of HBO’s other hot commodities, including season two of Mike White’s razor-sharp satire The White Lotus, a new 4-part documentary about, and titled, Shaq, a new season of We’re Here, a new limited series titled The White House Plumbers, the new series The Idol, the new limited series Full Circle, the new limited series Love & Death, and new seasons of Barry, Winning Time, Somebody, Somewhere, The Righteous Gemstones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, A Black Lady Sketch Show, How To With John Wilson, The Gilded Age, Hacks, Tokyo Vice, Julia, Our Flag Means Death and the Emmy-darling Succession. The promo does a good job of reminding you why HBO so routinely mops up Emmy Awards year in and year out.
Check out the video below.
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Featured image: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey. Photo courtesy HBO.