WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19: Actor Pedro Pascal of Lucasfilm's "The Mandalorian" at the Disney+ Global Press Day on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. "The Mandalorian" series will stream exclusively on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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? 

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. 

 With the Last of Us releasing sometime in 2023, we have plenty of time to pick apart official trailers or posts made, so keep up with all the latest news on all your favorite forms of entertainment right here.  

'House of the Dragons' Series Premiere: Fans React

With the premiere of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragons Sunday (August 21) night, fans of George R.R. Martin’s series took to social media to share their thoughts.

Based on 2018’s Fire & Blood novel, House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It’s the story of the Targaryen dynasty and the civil war that scorched the House’s history.

The cast includes Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake”), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria), Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole) and Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower).

New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO Max. See what’s to come House of the Dragons in below:

See what fans thought of the premiere episode below: