UNITED STATES: HBO’s The Last of Us’ first full-fledged trailer has finally arrived. The upcoming series covers the hit PlayStation game of the same name, which has emerged as the most-awaited title. Now, the first look from the series is officially out, and fans’ excitement has skyrocketed thanks to the depiction of popular game characters.
The Last of Us Trailer hints at a promising apocalyptic drama series
HBO Max dropped the trailer on Twitter including various social media handles. The tweet read, “Save who you can save. #TheLastOfUs is coming in 2023 to HBO Max.”
The Last of Us trailer showcases Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie navigating the apocalyptic world brimming with an unknown virus outbreak, which turns dead bodies into a living nightmare. Besides the zombie horde and fast-paced camera shots, we also hear a soothing song titled, ‘’Alone and Forsaken’’ by Hank Williams.
The music blends perfectly with the trailer as it showcases all the lead characters. The video’s conclusion provides a quick glimpse of Clickers (the third stage of the infected ones), which are the most deadly and menacing phase of zombies. The highly terrifying aspect of the creatures is their cacophonic sound, and the clip accurately depicts the similarity to the game.
The trailer’s response opened to positive comments from viewers, with many praising the game-accurate depiction of Clickers. One fan added, ‘’Wow, this is done so well that it gave me excitement for the series.’’ ‘’I love how emotionally distant Joel and Ellie look in here, it’s a nice touch, as I’d like to see how they grow closer in the actual show, ‘’ added the other viewer.
In addition to Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, HBO’s The Last of Us also stars Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, and Anna Trov as Tess. Recently, Lamar Johnson as Henry and Keivonn Woodard as Sam were also confirmed to join the team. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann developed the series along with penning the story.
Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Naughty Dog bankrolled the drama. Gustavo Santaolalla composed the music for the upcoming show. Ksenia Sereda, Eben Bolter, Christine A. Maier, and Nadim Carlsen handled the cinematography.
The Last of Us series will be available to stream on HBO Max at some point in 2023. The makers have yet to finalise the exact release date, but viewers can expect it soon next year.