On a really totally different mission to guard a barely much less cuddly youngster, “The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal is a hardened survivor within the intense first take a look at HBO’s upcoming sequence “The Last of Us.”
Based mostly on Naughty Canine’s massively in style video video games sequence of the identical identify, “The Final of Us” might be the uncommon adaptation to do the supply materials justice, with the sport’s mastermind Neil Druckmann and Emmy-winning “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin on the helm.
Set 20 years after the world has been ravaged by a fungal pandemic that turns contaminated individuals into zombielike creatures, the sequence follows the wearied Joel (Pascal), who’s employed to smuggle Ellie (“Game of Thrones” alum Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old woman who would possibly maintain the important thing to discovering a remedy, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
“What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they each should traverse the U.S. and rely on one another for survival,” the official synopsis says.
The trailer gives glimpses of how the sequence faithfully renders the post-apocalyptic world from the online game, together with collapsed skyscrapers, desolate stretches of wilderness and infested wastelands, all set to singer Hank Williams’ somber “Alone and Forsaken.”
Within the clip, Joel and Ellie face a slew of threats, together with clickers, a terrifying breed of “the contaminated” who’ve been closely mutated by the virus that has unfold throughout their our bodies.
Different recognizable figures from the sport seem within the trailer, together with Joel’s smuggling companion Tess (“Fringe” star Anna Torv) and Marlene, the chief of the resistance motion often called the Fireflies, performed by Merle Dandridge, who additionally lent her voice to the character.
Contemporary off her Emmy-nominated flip in Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” Melanie Lynskey stars within the sequence because the “ruthless chief of a revolutionary motion in Kansas Metropolis,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman additionally star alongside Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who voiced Ellie and Joel within the authentic recreation.
“The Final of Us” arrives on HBO in 2023. Watch the trailer under: