THE LAST OF US Promo Provides First Look At Some Footage From HBO's Video Game Adaptation

THE LAST OF US Promo Provides First Look At Some Footage From HBO's Video Game Adaptation THE LAST OF US Promo Provides First Look At Some Footage From HBO's Video Game Adaptation

HBO Max has debuted a new teaser promo featuring footage from several of its upcoming shows, and it gives us our first look at the streamer's upcoming adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us!

By MarkCassidy - Aug 21, 2022 11:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Last of Us

"You have no idea what loss is."

HBO Max (via GameFragger.com) has released a new promo spotlighting footage from several of the streamer's upcoming shows, and right at the end, it gives us a first look at HBO's adaptation of Naughty Dog's best-selling video game, The Last of Us.

It's very brief, but we do get to see Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) hiding out, as the grizzled mercenary teaches his young charge how to survive. We also have a flashback shot of Joel and his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker), and Bill (Nick Offerman) removing his mask.

Check out The Last of Us footage in the player below, and you'll also find the full HBO Max teaser with new shots from House of the Dragon, Succession, the second season of White Lotus, and more.

The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and the game's creator Neil Druckmann are writing and executive producing the show. The first season will adapt the events of the original game, but is also expected to include elements of the sequel. Druckmann recently confirmed that the series will take some liberties with the story.

The first season will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to air sometime this year, though no official premiere date has been announced.

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PatrickDuffy
PatrickDuffy - 8/21/2022, 11:48 PM
Reacher
Reacher - 8/22/2022, 6:36 AM
@PatrickDuffy -



PatrickDuffy
PatrickDuffy - 8/22/2022, 10:11 AM
@Reacher -
CorndogBurglar
CorndogBurglar - 8/21/2022, 11:53 PM
I don't know about this. I'm not familiar with the actress and even though I like Pedro Pascal, he feels like a miscast. We'll see.

I wasn't a big fan of the games. I like the story. But the games themselves could never keep my interest.
feedonatreefrog
feedonatreefrog - 8/22/2022, 12:10 AM
Last of Us was unique as a game, and its specific execution.

Extract that story into a series and it’s not that unique, especially after so many zombie shows, and sad dad takes care of surrogate child stories (with Pedro Pascal at that).
Toecutter
Toecutter - 8/22/2022, 5:39 AM
@feedonatreefrog - Yep. That's pretty much what I've been saying since its announcement.
mastakilla39
mastakilla39 - 8/22/2022, 4:42 PM
@feedonatreefrog - I think it would have worked as a movie, so you can really bring out the realism with a huge budget that the game couldn't, but for a show I am kinda iffy on it because its probably going to take more time to finish watching the show than to just complete the game again.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 8/22/2022, 12:24 AM
Adapting frame by frame the game would be impossible and unwise, what can elevate this adaptation is the dynamic with the performances. If the audience can connect with this Joel and Ellie then that will be enough imo.
ossie85
ossie85 - 8/22/2022, 12:26 AM
Off...
OptimusCrime
OptimusCrime - 8/22/2022, 12:31 AM
With the remake coming next month i dont know if i need this series.

theprophet
theprophet - 8/22/2022, 12:41 AM
Ellie is such a miscast smh
Th3Batman
Th3Batman - 8/22/2022, 3:32 AM
@theprophet -

It's not just that, the actress (or director/show runner) seem to be taking Ellie in a different direction from the games.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 8/22/2022, 4:11 AM
@Th3Batman - you saw her holding a gun for three seconds? How do you already know that's a different direction?

Not that I mind though, if I want the Ellie from the games I'll play the games.
TheManWithoutFear
TheManWithoutFear - 8/22/2022, 1:29 AM
Look Ror if you want me to proof read all of your articles I'm willing to do it for just 67% of your take-home pay. I've got time.
Fanmar16
Fanmar16 - 8/22/2022, 3:33 AM
It's hard for me to give an opinion about Ellie because she's a good actress, but the casting is horrible, seeing a girl who doesn't look anything like her makes you lose concentration
ThePott
ThePott - 8/22/2022, 3:50 AM
The first season will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to air sometime this year.

Trailer literally says coming next year.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 8/22/2022, 4:10 AM
It's not just The Last of Us that gets my attention in that promo though, there is a ton of stuff coming that I'm gonna give (another) go.

New seasons for His Dark Materials (surprisingly), White Lotus, Barry, Our Flag Means Death, Lakers Dynasty, Tokyo Vice, and Warrior (finally!), but also White House Plumbers and Love & Death look great. Zaslav is almost forgiven for cancelling Batgirl.
JoeInTheBox
JoeInTheBox - 8/22/2022, 7:33 AM
@bkmeijer1 - Don't forgive Zaslav for us getting these shows(they were decided on prior to him). Just be glad he hasn't cancelled/shelved any of them(yet).
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 8/22/2022, 7:57 AM
@JoeInTheBox - that's why he is almost forgiven, because he hasn't cancelled them (yet). There are for sure I few of those that I expected to get axed
Grodd87
Grodd87 - 8/22/2022, 5:06 AM
I am real curious as to how much will be in season one? I don’t think you can fit the whole game in one season but where does it stop? Having a whole season in Boston seems boring and going to Pittsburgh seems too much.
ComicBookPsycho
ComicBookPsycho - 8/22/2022, 5:42 AM
@Grodd87 - The first season covers the entire first game, which is like 6 hours.
CuChulainn
CuChulainn - 8/22/2022, 5:52 AM
Jesus...incredible compilation...trailer guy or girl deserves a raise
FusionWarrior
FusionWarrior - 8/22/2022, 6:36 AM
It looks like the game brought to life!
OrgasmicPotatoe
OrgasmicPotatoe - 8/22/2022, 6:51 AM
I absolutely loved the first game, and I'm usually not a fan of zombie stuff.

Hard pass on this show, though.
EgoEgor
EgoEgor - 8/22/2022, 6:55 AM
I recognize that from the game!!!



I like it when my brain recognizes things.


Honestly, the game is already so cinematic that I still don't understand what the point of doing this is. I don't think even the acting measures up tbh. Most games today are more cinematic than movies, just look at God of War 4.


I like Craig Mazin's Chernobyl, but man sometimes I think most of us would prefer to spend that money on something original. Chernobyl had amazing storytelling, definitely recommend it if you haven't see it, though it is pretty somber and gruesome.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 8/22/2022, 7:35 AM
Can’t come soon enough
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 8/22/2022, 8:16 AM
Pedro looks PERFECT, but..."next year"

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