Hbo began working on The Last of Us. After HBO officially announced the series, many question marks were raised in the players’ minds. The most emphasized issue was how strong the bond between the game and the series would be. It was stated by the entire cast that the show should reflect its atmosphere in the game.
Neil Druckmann, the show’s producer, said in a statement: “There is no noticeable change. We try to stick to the atmosphere and the story in the game as much as we can,” he said. The last of Us remains one of the most acclaimed productions. Although the HBO series is not yet in production, it excites fans that The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey will play Joel and Ellie.
The storyline of the series will begin from the first game
At this week’s SXSW event with IGN, Druckmann made many comments about the series. He and The Last of Us programmer Craig Mazin gave details on how to adapt the 2013 game for the first season of the series. Neil Druckmann, the show’s producer, said of the adaptation: “We’re going to deviate a little bit from the game. We will present the transfer stage to TV as a mixture of old and new. At the same time, we will stick to the essence of the game in doing so,” he said.
According to the information obtained, the series will largely follow the plot presented by the game. He’ll even take the dialogue directly from the game. Druckmann said in a statement that he intended to preserve the essence and “philosophical foundations” of Joel and Ellie’s story. Rather than simply trying to recreate the rhythm of the game, he stressed that this was the main priority.
The game’s famous Clicker zombie will also appear in the series
Druckmann assured fans that they would be “surprised by many episodes of the show” and declined to give much information on how the adaptation would approach the source material. She also offered a little detail about Clicker, who has completed costume preparations for the series.
The HBO production company’s television series The Last of Us is currently in production. Therefore, no information has been given about the release date yet.