HBO’s TV adaptation of fungal post-apocalyptic funfest The Last Of Us debuted on streaming providers on each side of the Atlantic over the previous few days, and now a follow-up trailer reveals what’s coming for the remainder of the present’s first season. It has loads of cordyceps-infected baddies, gritty human drama, and Pedro Pascal being Pedro Pascal. You can watch the Weeks Ahead trailer beneath, and marvel the place The Mandalorian’s left his helmet once more.
We can safely assume that the present will play out very like the story of the games, and Ellie appears to be heading for the same destiny to the one she met within the 2013 PlayStation 3 authentic. Just with live-action, quite than a number of crouching behind objects and sneaking. Critics appear to be lapping up Naughty Dog’s sci-fi survival story now that it’s not interactive, although. The BBC referred to as it “the perfect video game adaptation ever”, whereas The Guardian reckoned it was a “good” translation of our favorite medium for tv.
I haven’t watched The Last Of Us but, as I’ve nonetheless not completed the primary game. I feel that’s in all probability the suitable method spherical to expertise them – game first, then TV present. In this time-starved world we discover ourselves in, Katharine needed to marvel about the identical factor and requested as a lot yesterday. The Last Of Us isn’t even the one present primarily based on games that’s made its method to telly, though it won’t fare as poorly as Netflix’s tackle Resident Evil and get cancelled after only one season. I’m nonetheless holding out hope that Amazon’s Kyle MacLachlan-starring Fallout adaptation seems to be good.
You can stream The Last Of Us on HBO within the US and on Sky Atlantic by way of Now TV within the UK. Or, y’know, you may wait to play the game when it launches for PC on Steam and the Epic Games Store on March third, priced at £50/$60/€60.