What you need to know about the series adaptation of the cult video game

After HBO announced video games in 2020 Our last would be adapted into a TV series, fans of the first hour in action! This action-packed journey through the ruins of humanity looks perfect for the small screen. Pedro Pascal (Andor, the Mandolorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones, Its Dark Materials) seem to be the ideal acting duo to portray the two main characters, Joel and Ellie. We were able to read the concern of fans on social networks only when we learned on Thursday that the series, expected this Sunday on HBO Max, will be broadcast every week from this Monday on + 24 in the United States and on Amazon Prime Video in France as a gift to its subscribers. while waiting for the entire HBO catalog to arrive. If you don’t know the game or understand the hype around it Our lastthere are some elements to understand what it is and measure the magnitude of the event.

Event series for HBO

“I think the people at HBO were definitely into the game, but it only took them 20 minutes to Google that The Last of Us is the Lawrence of Arabia of video game stories,” series creator Craig Mazin said in an interview with Indie Wire.

after Dragon Housespin-off Game of Thrones, Our last According to American magazine, the next big thing that has invested is the HBO event series The New Yorkera pharaoh envelope that exceeded 100 million dollars in its first season Our lastmore than what was assigned to the first five seasons Game of Thrones !

Video game card

If HBO is betting so much on this project, that’s why Our last video game card is true. Acclaimed by critics – the game is called a masterpiece – and players, Our last, released in 2013 on the Playsation 3, and its sequel by Naughty Dog, released on the Playstation 4 in 2020, has sold over 30 million copies. a remake of the game The end of us part IIt was released on September 2, 2022 on PlayStation 5 and is expected on March 3, 2023 on Microsoft Windows.

Post-apocalyptic world

The idea for the game came from the imagination of Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley after seeing a BBC documentary series showing an ant infected with cordyceps, a dangerous parasitic fungus.

The plot of the game Our last It takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of our world, a few years after a pandemic caused by a fungus called cordyceps has hit Earth and turned people into “infected” zombies.

A duet of favorite heroes

The game’s strength lies in its two believable and likable main characters, Joel, 50, hardened by hardships and physically scarred by pain, and Ellie, a young teenager who has only lived in a quarantine zone and wondered. nothing. Joel is recruited to rescue 14-year-old Ellie from an oppressive quarantine zone in hopes of finding a cure for the evil that is destroying the planet.

A shooting game that leaves room for emotions

What begins as a simple job as a smuggler quickly turns into a harrowing journey across a devastated United States. As their journey and encounters with other survivors progress, these two alienated beings will gradually bond and depend on each other for survival.

This shooter, where the player controls Joel, follows the codes of the genre survival horror while leaving plenty of room for emotion, it’s all delivered by a great soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla, winner of two Oscars for best film score.

Breathtaking graphics

Another asset of the game is the richness of its graphics, from the dark underwater basements of the subway to the rural villages that pass through the interiors strewn with the ruins of abandoned houses.

The creative team above

Game director and screenwriter Neil Druckmann tried to create a film adaptation with horror master Sam Raimi, but the project fell through due to disagreements with the studio. He finds himself at the helm of the series with Craig Mazin, to whom we owe another series regular in a post-apocalyptic setting. Chernobyl.

Along with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, the film stars Melanie Lynskey. Yellow jacketsMurray Bartlett, the eccentric hotel manager from season 1 White Lotusand Nick Offerman, the series’ unforgettable Ron Swanson Parks and Recreation.

A series that holds surprises

Neil Druckmann said that his first season Our last would basically cover the plot of the first video game… But the series Our last fans of the first hour are in for some surprises: the timeline will be changed, elements will be removed or added, including the promise that the games will have details of the contamination process associated with the known fungal virus. Judge this Monday on Amazon Prime Video.

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