The Last of Us TV Series: What You Need to Know Before You Watch

If you are a gamer, you probably know when you heard the name The Last of Us. This is a story-based game which is highly rated among the other games available out there. The first time it was announced that there will be The Last of Us in TV series which based on the game, the genuine interest of the fans increasing to the ceiling.  People put high hopes due to the game version had a big success in the release. Joel and Ellie, the two main characters, will be played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey and they seem to be perfectly fit for the roles. For the fans of this game or maybe people who just found out this TV series and interested to watch it, there are some information you may need to know that you can find here and the reasons why you should be excited about the show. Let’s talk about it.

What is The Last of Us originally?

For those who did not know, The Last of Us was originally released as a Playstation game. It was released in 2013 for Playstation 3 that became Naughty Dog’s best selling game. The game was a big success that claimed many awards and was sold millions of copies, making the game as one of the greatest video games ever made. Another sequel of the game with the title The Last of Us 2 was released 7 years after the first sequel was introduced and this game was for next gen consoles such as Playstation 4, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series. Looking at the enthusiast of this game, HBO decided to adopt the game into a serial TV and offered the original writer and director of the game, Neil Druckmann, to write the series and become the producer of it.

What is the game about?

The game is actually an action-adventure game which also includes zombies in the game. The game that is played from third-person perspective, takes place in a post-apocalyptic areas which the player can use weapons, bare hands, or even stealth kill in the combat with the hostile humans which were infected by virus who turn into monsters. The story of the game revolves around Joel and Ellie, the two main characters in the game. Joel is a broken man, a ruthless smuggler who in the game is tasked to help Ellie to find the vaccine which can cure the virus. Ellie is immune to infection of the virus, making her survive from the virus that attacks the brain.

The Last of Us 3 will be considered from the TV series

There is a rumour that The Last of Us 3 will be the next project for Naughty Dog. Although this news is not confirmed yet, there is likely to happen if the TV show is a major hit. This rumour is spreading to all the fans all over the world who are waiting for the next sequel of the game as the first and second sequel were a massive success in the gaming industry. It is interesting to wait about what will happen after the TV show airs and fans react in all social media platforms.

How to watch The Last of Us TV series?

The story of Joel and Ellie will be available to watch on Sunday, January 15th 2023. The first episode can be accessed in the UK and US in HBO. The TV show will air at 9pm EST, and for those who live in UK, it will be broadcasted by Sky at 2am GMT. After the first episode airs, the rest of the nine episodes will be broadcasted by both HBO and Sky Atlantic immediately.

Will there be The Last of Us TV show for season 2?

Though the season 2 has not been announced yet, there is a big chance that it will be continued with The Last of Us season 2, especially with majority of positive feedback from the fans and viewers about the TV show so far which can be seen in the movie review website, Rotten Tomatoes that shows the score of 99%, a really high number of positive reviews. It will be a huge disappointment for the fans if the season 2 does not come into reality.

Will there be changes in The Last of Us TV show from the game?

Mazin confirms that there will be some changes in the TV show compared to the game. The changes themselves are not to undo, but more like to enhance. It is necessary to fill things out that is missing in the game and put some changes to make the story even more coherent. The producer himself, Druckmann, said that they want to keep the story stays the same with the one from the game, but there will be a slight changes in the story that makes it a bit different. However, the director mentioned about the casts for the two main characters, Joel and Ellie. In his interview, he said, “One thing for sure though: Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey look perfect as Joel and Ellie”, a confident feedback from the one who writes the story of the show.

The track record of TV shows from video game adaptation is bad, will this be another failure?

We all know that not all great games turned into great movies or TV shows from the video game adaptation. This leads into a pessimistic atmosphere for the fans, worrying that the TV show will become another failure once it is adapted. Druckmann shows his hopes and expectations in this series, saying that this can put video-game curse to bed. However, all of those can only be answered once the series have been released so the fans can judge the show by their expectations.

Those are some interesting information about The Last of Us TV series that you may not heard or known before. With the release of the first episode in the series, people can set their expectation whether this TV show will be a major success by following the previous success in the game, or a total failure like the fans worried about from a video-game adaptation.

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