Will The Upcoming HBO Series ‘Last of Us’ Be Able To Meet High Expectations?
Yet another award-winning video game is getting its real-life adaptation by an Emmy-winning writer from New Jersey as HBO hinted at the premiere of yet another drama series titled Last of Us though will this show be unlike any other video game adaptation?
Official! The Last of Us is coming to HBO! pic.twitter.com/J8V91SwfcL— The Last of Us HBO - Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) August 21, 2022
Coming from NJ.com. Before we answer any questions about the upcoming show we need to discuss where the content is coming from. The Last of Us is a multi-award-winning game series from Developer Naughty Dog and is a PlayStation/Windows exclusive with its most recent installment The Last of Us Part II winning Game of The Year at the 2020 Game Awards. As for the plot, we see the main character Joel and his teenage partner Ellie traverse the post-apocalyptic United States.
Now HBO is taking the series and turning it into a live-action drama with well-known actors such as Pedro Pascal, who is well known for his roles in the hit series Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell, but also as the Mandalorian Din Djarin, will take up the lead role as Joel while Bella Ramsey another Game of Thrones actress will play Ellie. Behind production is also the Emmy-winning New Jersey local Craig Mazin, who created another HBO series Chernobyl. The Brooklyn native who grew up in Jersey’s own Marlboro now sets his sights on another post-apocalyptical setting.
Now the main issue is willing the series actually be good or will it share the fate of so many other video game adaptations before it? Well, it’s hard to say right now because of the lack of information we actually have on the series, however with a strong cast, strong writing staff, and a good story if they chose to stick to it, I don’t see how this could possibly fail as the Last of Us has a strong and loyal fanbase as it is still one of the most popular games series of recent years. Though as we’ve seen with other franchises like the Halo series, just because you have a strong fan base, doesn’t mean they’ll all like it.
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