HBO has released the first footage of The Last of Us, the network’s upcoming series adaptation of the popular video game franchise of the same name. Though brief, the teaser offers audiences a first look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in action as post-apocalyptic survivors Joel and Ellie, respectively.
“Everyone I looked after either died or left me,” Ellie says spitefully in the teaser.
“You have no idea what loss is,” replies Joel coldly.
The footage shows Joel and Ellie navigating a snowy bridge, examining a dangerous-looking mushroom, fiddling with a side mirror and generally doing their best to survive a pretty grim situation. Viewers also get a first look at Nick Offerman as Bill, a character who forms an uneasy alliance with Joel and Ellie in the original video game.
The “The Last of Us” teaser serves as a surprise stinger for a bigger Sizzle reel to be released by HBO Max on Sunday afternoon. The video alternates between footage from returning series such as “Succession”, “His Dark Materials”, “Los Espookys” and “Avenue 5” as well as new looks at the new season of “The White Lotus” and the Weeknd series “The Idol.” The Last of Us serves as the final show featured in the video.
The Last of Us was co-created and co-produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, Co-President of Naughty Dog, the video game studio behind the original series. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam are also executive producers. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. Producing PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog.
Check out the trailer below.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/the-last-of-us-hbo-footage-pedro-pascal-1235346795/ The Last of Us: HBO releases first footage of the video game series