The Last Of Us series looks very promising and to be honest, with the talents working behind the series, I am quite confident that the show wont disappoint. We’ve already seen some images here and there of the show, but with the latest HBO Teaser’s Showcase, we got a first look at some footage of Joe Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.
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HBO and those involved with the upcoming show have been talking up how faithful it will be to the source material, choosing to stick with the existing narrative instead of expanding upon it in any meaningful way. Given the increased runtime and lack of player control in an adaptation like this, surely they would need to build upon things in ways the game doesn’t afford in order to stand on its own two feet at all.
Even a limited series will have a lot of time to play with, and I’d love to see Joel and Ellie expanded upon in ways a blockbuster game simply isn’t able to afford. Delve deeper into flashbacks, indulge in fleeting windows of quiet amidst the battle for survival, and don’t recycle every single piece of dialogue because you’re afraid of what the hardcore community might think. It is okay to take risks, and with The Last Of Us we are reaching the point where such steps are all almost necessary.
So who’s ready for this new series? Are you excited? The series is set to release on January 1st 2023.