Production is underway on HBO’s upcoming series adaptation of The Last of Us. In celebration of The Last of Us Day, a special event that has taken place annually since 2013, the very first teaser image of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie has been shared.
The Last of Us is based on Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed action-adventure survival video game, which first landed on the PlayStation console in 2013. Set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed, the series follows Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The series also stars Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter, Jeffrey Pierce as a rebel in a quarantine zone named Perry, and Anna Torv as Tess, a hardened survivor and smuggler. Additionally, Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neill will guest star as two survivalists named Frank and Bill, respectively.
The Last of Us is written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, director of the video game and co-president of Naughty Dog, and is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.