Fans have been drooling for some footage of The Last Of Us TV adaptation which lands early next year and the wait is finally over.
It was a big day for HBO Max yesterday. Not only did they premiere the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, but they also dropped a compilation trailer for their acclaimed shows.
The trailer showcased their biggest sellers, such as Succession, Our Flag Means Death and White Lotus, but as a surprise little treat at the end, we finally got a sneak peek at the TV adaptation of Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game The Last Of Us.
Now, don’t get too excited. This isn’t a proper trailer, more of a first look kind of thing. The footage lasts seconds, but they’re some of the finest seconds we’ve seen on television lately. With a voice-over from Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, who describes how everyone she has ever cared for has either died or left her, the footage gives us a proper look at Pedro Pascal’s very gruff Joel.
We also finally got a glimpse of Nick Offerman’s Bill, an associate to Joel but still no sign of Gabriel Luna’s Tommy, Joel’s brother. There’s no footage of the infected that have ravaged the United States, although we did get a look at an out-of-focus clicker (a particularly nasty variety of the infected, as anyone who has played the game will painstakingly know) after a still of Joel and Ellie hiding behind a desk was released in June.
While it’s unknown whether the 10-episode arc of the season will cover the entire first game, Neil Druckmann, the creative director of the game and developer and writer of the TV adaptation, did tweet “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”
You ain’t seen nothing yet.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) August 21, 2022
We know The Last Of Us series will air in early 2023, but there’s no official premiere date yet. We also know that the remake of the first game, done by Naughty Dog themselves, is arriving in September, exclusively on Playstation 5.