New updates on the highly anticipated television adaptation of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s award-winning video game, begin to arrive. From the page Twitter Culture Crave we learn how the first season of the TV series will consist of 10 episodes. News confirmed by co-creator Craig Mazin.
‘The Last of Us’ S1 will have 10 episodes
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) July 6, 2021
Pedro Pascal will play the role of Joel, now on the launch pad in recent years after Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian, while Bella Ramsey will be Ellie. Also starring Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Nico Parker as his daughter, Sarah, and Merle Dandridge as Marlene.
At the moment a launch window has not yet been set, but filming has officially started these days. Franchise creator Neil Druckman will also oversee the show.
The Last of Us: the first season will have 10 episodes
The plot should be very faithful to that of the videogame released in 2013 on PlayStation 3 although some passages and different dialogues promise to be significantly different from what is seen in the title developed by Naughty Dog.
The pilot will be directed by Kantemir Balagov, while the remaining episodes by Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi. The videogame franchise remains one of the most profitable at Sony and the second chapter, released in 2020, even beat The Witcher 3 as the most awarded game ever.
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There has also long been rumored of a possible remake of The Last of Us for PS5 but, for the moment, nothing is confirmed. And obviously there is no shortage of speculations around a third chapter that would close the circle and was teased by the composer Gustavo Santaolalla.
While waiting for the HBO series you can retrieve the remastered version for PlayStation 4 of The Last of Us. You can find it, at an affordable price, following this link.
Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.
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