The fiction created by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) will premiere on the streaming platform on January 16.
In 2020 it was announced that HBO Max would adapt the acclaimed PlayStation video game The Last of Us with its original creator, Neil Druckmann, on board the project alongside Craig Mazin, the same man behind the hit miniseries Chernobyl.
Their collaboration began with a simple conversation through their official Twitter accounts after the resounding success of the Craig Mazin series, until it became a reality this year 2023. And although I knew that I was in good hands, there is always a requisite of a : And if it becomes a bad adaptation?
We don’t lie to each other. Normally, video game adaptations for the big or small screen don’t turn out very well. Resident Evil is one of the more recent examples. But Hollywood does not rest in its efforts to try to get it right and, fortunately, HBO Max has done great and exceeded expectations.
I’ve only seen the first episode. Although I have been able to binge out of the nine that the first season consists of, I have decided to enjoy it little by little. Weekly. Waiting like rain in May that Monday in which a new episode of The Last Of Us and see how it adapts that first great game that is the PlayStation. Because it is known that the first season it will house the entire story of the first game, plus that wonderful DLC.
For now, the first episode It’s everything a video game fan can hope for. The music is just wonderful. Considering that Druckmann is behind the series, it’s not surprising that he took the game’s soundtrack and tweaked it in some way that remains the same but with a cool little update.
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Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are the best Joel and Ellie the series could have asked for. Also we have the relentless return of anna torv, MINDHUNTER, Fringe or The Newsreader actress. This time, she gives life to Tess, a character who will give a lot to talk about.
The first episode is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long and introduces you to the world that Joel and Ellie must deal with throughout the entire first season. Se is one of the best introductions to the characters and the world I’ve seen on the small screen. And the best thing is that both fans and those who don’t know anything about it will love it. The Last of Us.
Right now, I’m very tempted to see the second episode already. But I will wait for it to be able to enjoy it weekly starting January 16 on HBO Max.