upcoming HBO The last of us The series appears to be a faithful adaptation of the hit video game – but sadly it won’t air this year, according to comments from HBO’s chief content officer Casey Bloys at The Hollywood Reporter.
“The last of us is currently filming in Canada. We haven’t announced a release date yet,” Bloys said. “But it’s not 2022. They’re still shooting in Calgary.” He said something similar to Deadlinetoo much: “[The Last of Us] will not air in 2022 – they are still filming in Canada. I imagine you’ll see it in 23.
While it’s a shame the show isn’t coming out in 2022, I’m fine with HBO taking all the time it needs. The last of us is one of my favorite video games, and I really want HBO to do it justice, so I’m waiting to see the series until it’s ready.
The series will star The Mandalorian Pedro Pascal as Joel, game of thrones Fan-favorite Bella Ramsey as Ellie, and Merle Dandridge will reprise her role as Marlene from the games. Neil Druckmann, the creative director behind the game series, is executive producer and co-writer of the TV show, and Chernobyl Craig Mazin is also a writer and executive producer.
The upcoming show is part of what appears to be a big push by Sony to make film and TV adaptations of its games. A long-standing development Unexplored the movie debuts this week, for example, and there’s a Ghost of Tsushima movie and twisted metal TV show also in preparation.