The first season of the series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey is now available in its entirety on HBO Max.
The season finale of The Last of Us‘Seek the light’ (1×09), adapted an iconic scene from the video game: The moment when Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) meet a giraffe in one of the buildings in Salt Lake City. It was one of the most moving moments of the series and with the meaning that nature would take its course in a post-apocalyptic world that only affects humans.
But this scene was harshly criticized on its opening day. Many people soon used social networks to complain about the ‘CGI’ of the giraffe:
But far from reality, the giraffe was real, but not the place where it was. The scenario was done in post-production. This has been demonstrated by a behind-the-scenes video that aired after the season finale. People have not been slow to criticize those people who complained about the supposed CGI of the giraffe either:
As production designer John Paino explains, the production team built their set around a giraffe enclosure in Alberta, Canada:
Luckily Alberta is a giraffe zoo and we spent quite a bit of time putting things up in the enclosure so we could photograph it and acclimate the giraffes to the blue chromas so we could go in there and shoot with the giraffe.
Chromas aside, The Last of Us Yes, he has used a lot of CGI to make the series but also makeup, especially with the clickers that we have been able to see throughout the first season. Now we just have to wait for the season 2 premiere where we will see Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal once again reprise their roles as Joel and Ellie, respectively.
However, the series will undergo a temporary jump where we will see a 19-year-old Ellie, just like the video game sequel does, and the creators, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, have confirmed that they will adapt it as is, adding extra details such as They have done it with the first season and the first video game. Its filming is expected to begin this year 2023 to be able to premiere at some point in 2024.