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The Last Of Us TV Series All Set for HBO Originals

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The Last Of Us game has gone down in history as one of the best games on PS4. The story, the gameplay, everything, in general, was just exceptional. No game in recent times has been able to move us to tears that easily. Naughty Dog did an epic job with the storytelling. We could go on and on about the story, and it was just too good.

It’s not often when huge games come around with such an amazing narrative and great gameplay to support it. All of these amazing aspects make The Last Of Us a must experience. Now for people who don’t understand how great the story was, HBO is going to be adapting the narrative into a TV series. This announcement of a TV series and casting news has gotten the internet excited, let’s learn more about it.

Before we jump into the details of the upcoming show we just wanted to let the gaming community know that this isn’t the only gaming project coming onto the big screens. Naughty Dog and Sony have an Uncharted movie in the works with Tom Holland in the frontline.

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The announcement came quickly and the development has been going forward very quickly. The main 2 roles have been cast and it’s just a waiting game from now.

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Read: Will There Be A Last Of Us Part 3?

Craig Mazin will be taking the helm on this series, he was also the one who created and gave us the epic Chernobyl series. Neil Druckman, the writer, and creator of the game will also be heading the project.

When they talked about the plot concerning the game, the creators stated that it will stay true to the game. The story is going to be based on the first game, starting from the origins of the 2 characters. They also stated that a lot of stuff may be added just to give everything more depth as a game and a TV show differ a lot when it comes to storyline.

But they made sure to say that they wouldn’t be changing or removing any aspects of the story the game has already put out, they will only be adding on to it. This has been a great relief for a lot of fans as TV shows and movies based on games usually have a reputation for doing very bad, this is mainly because they completely change the narrative of the game and give a completely new spin on it.

Plot

Skip this part if you don’t want any spoilers at all. We’re just going to run through the basic setting. A modern fungal plague has erupted across the world and has destroyed almost all of the human race. We follow the life of Joel a smuggler as he is tasked with the job of escorting a young girl called Ellie.

The 2 of them have to make a dangerous journey through what is left of the United States. The plague was no ordinary calamity, it has given birth to some very dangerous elements. Survival of the fittest is in action here, as the journey follows a roller coaster of emotions making this game a lifetime experience.

Cast

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Pedro Pascal will be playing Joel

So who is going to be playing these 2 iconic roles? Casting has been done and from our eyes, it is just perfect. Pedro Pascal from the Mandalorian series is going to be playing Joel and Bella Ramsey from Game Of Thrones fame is going to be playing the role of Ellie. Pedro Pascal has been rising to fame lately. The Mandalorian has become a cult classic all around, it’s a must-watch for any Star Wars fans. Also if you like cute things, Baby Yoda will make you happy in no time. Pascal also played Maxwell Lord in the new Wonder Woman 1984 movie.

Bella Ramsey

Bella Ramsey will be playing Ellie

Now people know Ramsey from her role in Game Of Thrones, she played Lyanna Mormont. She also appeared in His Dark Materials.

Release Date

So far there is no confirmation on a release date, but with the show being ordered directly into series, we could probably expect to see the show sometime around 2022 or the end of 2021 if we are lucky.

Read: Upcoming Games For The Xbox Series X 

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Hey! My name is Vaibhav Jain, I have been a member of OtakuKart since 2017. I'm a writer by profession who's obsessed with Anime and Video Games, so here I get to report news about my favorite things as a job (dream come true). You can reach out to me at Jain@otakukart.com

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