Over two years later and HBO has finally released footage of the live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us.
HBO recently dropped a trailer of all the shows coming to its cable and streaming platforms in the next twelve months, which includes a brief glimpse at Pedro Pascal's Joel, Bella Ramsey's Ellie, and Nick Offerman's Bill.
Agreed. Twenty seconds isn't much. But, on the bright side, it's 20 seconds more than what we've had these past two years. If nothing else, HBO just confirmed what we've suspected all along - HBO's The Last of Us will be as faithful of a live-action adaptation as can be. The short shot has everything you'd want from tense music to infected spore growth on the wall and Bill looking stressed.
Ultimately, we're glad that HBO is comfortable enough to let us in on what's going on with The Last of Us TV show. It's been a year since we got still images, so a 20-second snippet is a huge upgrade. As a bonus, Pascal looks and sounds a lot like Troy Baker from the games - weary, brooding, and, in general, a man who's lost pretty much everything already.
Live-action adaptations of video games have a long history of falling short of expectations. However, HBO's The Last of Us looks to curb that trend. In addition to the Chernobyl writer and producer, Craig Mazin, who is also writing and producing HBO's The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's co-president, Neil Druckmann, is also on board. With both of these brilliant minds in tow, The Last of Us TV series has all the makings to be HBO's next big hit once it drops sometime next year.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to watching House of the Dragon on HBO and HBO Max.