The new trailer for The Last of Us series features an all-new character. (Image Source: HBO)
It has long been known that HBO is working on a series adaptation of The Last of Us. A first real trailer now gives fans a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic world and the two dissimilar heroes. But he also hints at a change compared to the PlayStation hit.
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HBO shows new trailer for The Last of Us
The story of The Last of Us has already been told on the PS3, PS4 and PS5. Next up is a TV series. After a first teaser trailer, HBO has now also released a trailer, thanks to which fans have a Look at the heroes Joel and Ellie can catch. Joel will be played by Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, while Bella Ramsey, also known from Game of Thrones, will play Ellie.
Based on the scenes shown, it can be assumed that the series will largely follow the story of the PlayStation hit. However, there is already a glimpse of a whole new character in a new city. According to Polygon, New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey plays one “ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement in Kansas City”. However, in-game, Joel and Ellie never visited this location (Source: Polygon).
Check out the HBO trailer for The Last of Us here:
The Last of Us: Official Trailer
The Last of Us: HBO series appears to be expanding history
In the game, Joel and Ellie embark on a long journey that will take them across the United States. While the PlayStation hit is skipping large parts of it, the HBO series seems to be want to expand the story a bit. That’s only understandable. After all, the first season of the series alone is said to have ten episodes. In addition, Joel and Ellie are also meeting the game’s well-known characters, Henry and Sam, in Kansas City instead of Pittsburgh. So it seems that more of the plot has been moved to the new location.
Even if the trailer reveals a lot about the story and characters in the series, one important detail is missing: the release date. HBO only reveals here, The Last of Us is scheduled to start in 2023. Likewise, there is no official date for the release of the PS5 remake on the PC. A developer had only indicated here that it would not be long.