As part of The Last of Us’ ‘Outbreak Day’ celebrations, HBO has released the first official look at Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie.
The image – presumably a still of an episode, though it could just as well be proof-of-concept that doesn’t make it into The Last Of Us series – shows Joel and Ellie overlooking a large open space, with the wreckage of a plane perched on top of a hill.
Curiously, this doesn’t appear to reflect any scene from any of the games in The Last of Us series, though could point towards co-creator Craig Mazin’s intention to “enhance” the original source material.
Mazin told the BBC (opens in new tab): “The changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enhance.”
On the slightly-less-than-official front, a new series of set photos from the production in Calgary reveals a setting that looks eerily similar to the games.
Filming has now begun on The Last of Us series. That’s lead to a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at Pedro Pascal preparing to shoot an adaptation of one of the game’s most affecting, heart-wrenching moments. Another bunch of set photos also reveal more of the prologue’s Texas-based setting.
No Last of Us series release date yet, though one director has placed a ‘2022’ window on their Instagram page. Speaking of directors – Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann could be among them if a recent industry listing is to be believed.
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