HBO has released a new video for their forthcoming series The Last of Us, which will premiere on January 15th. The video, which has gone viral, demonstrates why the program, which is based on the popular PlayStation game of the same name, is one of the most anticipated TV series of 2023.The original games, without a question, set a high standard for the show to surpass, since they are considered by some to be among the best video games of the last 15 years. This has led fans who have not only played the games but also read the accompanying comics that have expanded on the tale to raise concerns about the adaptation. However, some of these concerns were put to rest because Pedro Pascal is poised to play Joel, and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin will serve as showrunner.
The teaser also provides a brief glimpse of the story, which is centered on two major protagonists, Joel and Ellie, played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, respectively. who travel through a post-apocalyptic version of the United States in the hope that Elle will be the key to saving the rest of mankind from a fungal virus that converts its victims into violent, zombie-like monsters known as the Infected.
HBO was able to illustrate some of the modifications made to the tale with a short sequence of Ellie pretending to be a clicker in its current teaser, demonstrating that the makers weren’t scared to introduce something new to the franchise. While also demonstrating that it substantially adheres to the original narrative.
The cast has also attempted to ease fans’ anxieties regarding the adaptation. In a recent interview, Bella Ramsey stated, “I understand the relationship people have with these characters and the protective factor.” We completely understand the public’s worries. I believe we did an excellent job. I’m not worried; it’ll be entertaining, and if people hate it, they’ll hate it.
While her co-star, Pedro Pascal, who portrays Joel, addressed the concerns, stating, “I understand ownership, especially because I’m a major consumer of TV and cinema.” Because it is an immersive experience, this is moving me to a new level. I’m not sure whether we pulled it off, but they did for sure because they love it as much, if not more, than most in-love gamers. You have the creator and the must-in-love creator of his work and they got together and they are making this for you, with their entire hearts.” The Last of Us will arrive on HBO Max on January 16.
Watch the new trailer below