HBO dropped the trailer to their upcoming adaptation of the popular video game The Last of Us. Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nico Parker, Merle Dandridge, Storm Reid, and Lamar Johnson star in the series which debuts on HBO on January 15.
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The Last of Us takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The cast and their characters go as:
Pedro Pascal is Joel
Bella Ramsey is Ellie
Gabriel Luna is Tommy
Anna Torv is Tess
Nico Parker is Sarah
Murray Bartlett is Frank
Nick Offerman is Bill
Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
Storm Reid as Riley
Merle Dandridge as Marlene
Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
Lamar Johnson as Henry
Keivonn Woodard as Sam
Graham Greene as Marlon
Elaine Miles as Florence.
Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star in the seriesl
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The series comes from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and The Last Of Us game creator Neil Druckmann. They both are set to write and executive produce the series. Kantemir Balagov is directing the pilot episode of The Last Of Us, a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbas will also direct other episodes in the series.
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Druckmann and Mazin write and executive produce. Carolyn Strauss also executive produces along with Naughty Dog president Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions as well as Rose Lam. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog produce the TV series, based on the video game developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms.