A first trailer for the adaptation of the video game The Last of Us
Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal play the main characters of the series “The Last of Us”,
HBO Max unveiled on Monday the trailer for his TV series The Last of Us, based on the popular action-adventure game of the same name. The roughly one-and-a-half-minute video follows a short promotional clip released by the video-on-demand service last month.
Netflix series star Pedro Pascal Narcos, plays the protagonist, a smuggler named Joel. The latter survived the end of civilization 20 years earlier, when a pandemic caused by the fungus Cordyceps took over its human hosts.
He is accompanied by Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a young girl resistant to the virus who could help a militia opposing the military regime in place to develop a cure.
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This Survival Covenant is reminiscent of Station Eleven, a miniseries also airing on HBO Max, in 2021, in which a man tries to protect a teenage girl in a post-apocalyptic world, 20 years after a flu pandemic decimated 99% of the world's population.
The launch of this trailer coincides with the Last Of Us Day, an annual celebration initiated by developer Naughty Boy. In-game, September 26th represents the day the Cordyceps brain infection reached critical mass.
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Craig Mazin, who created the Chernobyl miniseries for HBO, serves as writer, creator and executive producer of The Last of Us, as is the game's creative director, Neil Druckmann.
Shot in Alberta, this series is HBO's first video game adaptation. The first season, consisting of 10 episodes, will be released sometime in 2023, according to the trailer.
In Canada, The Last of Uswill be available on the Crave app.
Released in 2013, the original video game was critically acclaimed. It sold over 20 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling PlayStation 3 video games of all time.
The sequel, The Last of Us Part II, was released in June 2020 on the PlayStation 4 (PS4).