The video game adaptation The Last of Us It’s being a hit on HBO. But the creator of the series talks about the biggest difficulties he faced
Sony Interactive Entertainment has released the first chapter of the series from creator to creator from sony. In it we find the first of the two chapters devoted to The Last of Us. The creators of the series and the video game as well as the protagonists of the series in live action reflect on their time working on the games and the series. In the episode Neil Druckmann (Executive Producer/Co-President of Naughty Dog), Craig Mazin (Executive Producer), Pedro Pascal (Joel), Bella Ramsey (Ellie) and Asad Qizilbash (Head of PlayStation Productions) talk about everything it took to make bring this franchise to life. From casting to production challenges to protecting fans of the game. The creators talk about their initial fears and how each of their contributions helped preserve the story and experience of the game.
The video game adaptation The Last of Us on HBO, has meant retelling a story beloved by fans of the game in a faithful, yet compelling way for television. Fortunately, the creators of the series were up to the exciting challenge. Combining decades of shared experience creating video games and television shows.
THE LAST OF US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a born survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey as both must traverse the US and depend on each other for survival.
Starring Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as 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, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker are also part of the cast.
A critical success
With a score of 96% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. THE LAST OF US has been called “HBO’s next big hit” by Rolling Stone, and Variety noted that “one sees a near future in which this series will end up among the best on television”. IndieWire stated that the new series is “better than all the video game adaptations I can think of”and IGN rated it as “a brilliant version of one of the most beloved stories in video games” and added that “offers an uplifting spectacle for fans of the hit PlayStation video games, while getting warmly exciting for newcomers”. CNN called the narrative “utterly fearless and unflinching, creating horrifying settings and moments that can be alternately poignant and utterly tragic.”
THE LAST OF US, based on the popular video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog, is written and produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam. Produced by PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog.