The Last Of Us HBO Series set photo has been shared via Twitter. Pictured on the right is Pedro Pascal as Joel, known for his roles in The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones, and Narcos. On the left we see Bella Ramsey, who starred in His Dark Materials, playing the role of Ellie. We also have Neil Druckmann, the mastermind behind The Last of Us games. And Craig Mazin, known for writing and creating the Chernobyl mini-series. Those two will direct, write and produce The Last Of Us HBO Series, which is an adaptation of the beloved Sony IP.
The series is rumored to be the most expensive production in the history of Canada. Damian Petti, vice president of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has stated in an interview with CTV News that “This project well exceeds the eight-figure per episode mark.” The series will run for 10 episodes, so we can expect more than 100 million total costs of the first season of The Last Of Us HBO Series. Those numbers approach what Game of Thrones has cost. And that was one of the biggest TV shows ever made. “In the case of the plane, they actually had practical parts as someone filmed a Tiktok of the set. People on Facebook also noted that they drove by and saw plane parts in the street.” wrote SolidSnakex, user of the ResetEra forum. This might shine some light on why this production is so costly.
The Last Of Us HBO Series vs TLOU Videogames.
First impressions seem to be positive. Many pointed out that costumes are just on point in reference to the videogame models. Then some of the players familiar with the product started posting questions surrounding the plot. Will The Last Of Us HBO Series tread new ground with some sort of reimagining of the game’s plot? Will it just re-tell the story we know in this new medium?
Right now we can only speculate and theory craft. Filming began in July of this year, and it is expected to end June 2022. So the release of The Last Of Us HBO Series in late 2022 seems plausible.