Culture news The Last of Us: Release date, story … We take stock of the HBO series
Published on 08/11/2022 at 10:12
A few days after the announcement of the board game, the franchise of The Last of Us continues to be talked about with this time the TV series which distills its information week after week. The editorial staff of JV today offers you an update on the series The Last of Us produced by HBO!
What is the release date of The Last of Us series?How to watch The Last of Us series in France?What is the story of The Last of Us series?How does The Last of Us series fit into the saga?Who are the creatives behind The Last of Us series?What is the cast of The Last of Us series?Do you want to know more?
What is the release date of The Last of Us series?
Fans can’t wait to experience this live-action adaptation of The Last of Us, and the wait won’t be long. The series is reportedly slated for release in early 2023. The series page on HBO Max indicates an airing from January 15, 2023. Naughty Dog studios even confirmed the release date of the series on their twitter account. If you missed it, here is the poster for the series, revealed on social networks on the occasion of the formalization of the broadcast date of the first episode. We see the two actors from behind, traveling together in a devastated environment.
If you are used to HBO programs (Game of Thrones, Euphoria, House of the Dragon…), you probably know that it is possible to follow the episodes via OCS in France, 24 hours after the American broadcast. Regarding HBO Max, the site is currently merging with Discovery + to make way for a new streaming platform by 2024 which aims to be more efficient and always richer in content. It is therefore very likely to find the series on OCS from January 16, 2023, but this is yet to be confirmed.
What is the story of The Last of Us series?
The Last of Us tells the story of Joel, a man in mourning since the death of his daughter, who has the mission of escorting Ellie, a teenager who hides a dark secret. While the world is in ruins following an epidemic of Cordyceps infecting humans and making them particularly aggressive, this duo will have to cross the United States at the risk of their lives. During their journey, a strong relationship will develop between the two characters, each projecting into the other a loved one who has disappeared. Neil Druckmann, executive producer of the game, reassured the gaming community by promising that The Last of Us series would respect the red thread of the video game and the characters.
The adaptation intends to offer a first season of ten episodes which will cover the first events of the game. The objective being to approach the same story from a new angle, the studio took the liberty of enriching the universe of the franchise without distorting the original work. We also know that Ellie’s mother will make an appearance in the series, and the same goes for the new antagonist named Infected Man Stage 5. These subtle additions should not rush fans of the saga.
Who are the creatives behind The Last of Us series?
This major project required 100 million de dollars de budget, a sum greater than that of a season of Game of Thrones. At the controls, we find Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) accompanied by several well-known directors in the world of the seventh art: Kantemir Bagalov, Ali Abbasi and Jasmila Zbanic. Moreover, to the delight of music lovers, the soundtrack is composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. This artist who officiated on the video game has agreed to participate in this new format. The Argentinian musician had already enhanced the experience of players when the game was released in 2013, then in 2020.
What is the cast of The Last of Us series?
HBO stays in its comfort zone, and propels Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey to the headlines, both of whom have already had a role in the Game of Thrones series. After playing Oberyn Martell and Lyanna Mormont respectively, the two actors are about to form the much-loved duo of The Last of Us saga. Pedro Pascal admitted never having touched games, and said in an interview with GQ:
I found Joel so impressive, the whole thing visually amazing. And then I got scared of wanting to imitate too much, which I think might be right in some circumstances and then wrong in others. I wanted to create a healthy distance. – Pedro Pascal (Joel – The Last of Us)
Do you want to know more?
This is not yet confirmed, but the music of the series, composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, could resume the original tracks of the two video game opuses with the addition of new songs, enough to satisfy a large part of the fans. In addition, the composer holds two Oscars in the category “Best Film Score” for Babel and Brokeback Mountain. Last anecdote, the actress Merle Dandridge who voices the character of Marlene in the game, will also be au casting. She will interpret the leader of the Lucioles.
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