The Last of Us series airs, a brutal and touching journey

TEMPO.CO, JakartaNine episodes of the series’ first season The last of us begins airing Monday, January 16 on HBO GO. This HBO Original live-action drama series was adapted from the 2013 video game of the same name.

Synopsis of The Last of Us

The last of us takes place 20 years after the collapse of modern civilization. Joel, a fearsome fighter, is hired to rescue 14-year-old Ellie from a stressful quarantine zone. What was initially considered a simple job turned into a brutal and heartwarming journey as they had to cross the United States and depend on each other for their survival.

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The cast of The Last of Us

The cast includes 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, 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, and Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) in The Last of Us series. Dock. HBO

The last of us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platform, written and produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is co-produced with Sony Pictures Television and produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog are also involved.

“I’m fascinated to see this kind of fan-based experience grow,” said Pedro Pascalscited The Hollywood Reporter. “You have game of thrones then Star Wars, and the whole world of gaming was new to me. To be held back by (de Mazin’s) incredible writing is truly the best thing I could ask for.”

With a reported budget higher than most seasons game of thrones, The last of us it is also said to be the greatest television production in Canadian history. “It’s a much bigger scale,” Mazin said of The last of us after Chernobyl won the 2019 Emmy Awards.

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