The last of us will land on HBO in just a few short weeks, and expectations couldn’t be higher. The adaptation of the hit PlayStation franchise will recreate the events of the first game in live action, as Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) travel across the post-apocalyptic United States to find a cure for the deadly fungal infection that destroyed the world.
With Game Director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin on board, a monster budget that has made it the biggest television production in Canadian history, and a superb supporting cast, we hope for the best.
It seems the opening episode will practically be its own movie as well, as @DomtheBomYT posts an image from HBO Latino that seems to confirm an 85 minute runtime:
The season premiere will almost certainly retell the game’s riveting opening, in which the peaceful suburban life of Joel and his daughter is disrupted by the arrival of some unwanted mushroom guests. This quickly fits into the complete collapse of society, with panicked people fleeing through the streets while the infected consume them.
Additionally, let’s take a look at life 20 years after the sinking as the survivors attempt to maintain security amidst the ruins of the past.
This film-length premiere could cover many areas and will likely quickly reveal whether the show can succeed in bringing one of the greatest games of all time to the small screen.
Anyway, we don’t have too long to find out The last of us will premiere on HBO on January 15, 2023.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/hbos-the-last-of-us-looks-set-to-premiere-with-a-butt-numbing-opening-episode/ HBO’s The Last of Us is set to premiere with a stunning opening episode