We’ve been waiting a long time for this! HBO finally brings us the 1st episode of the highly anticipated “The Last of Us” TV series, based on the hit naughty dog game of the same name! Will this show be as good as the game? Let’s find out!
Stepping out of the shoes of one babysitter to another, Pedro Pascal takes the lead as Joel, and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
Set in a world where a fungal pandemic has turned most of the population into hideous fungus zombies, Joel is a hardened survivor who lost his daughter at the start of the outbreak. Twenty years later, Joel lives in the Boston quarantine zone managed by the Federal Disaster Response Agency as a smuggler with his partner Tess. In this first movie-length episode, when a deal goes awry between Joel and the rebel Firefly group, the group’s wounded leader begs Joel to take young Ellie to the Massachusetts State House in exchange for supplies. As they try to escape, it’s revealed that Ellie is infected, yet she promises not to turn, but before they can learn more, they’ll have to fend off the incoming FEDRA soldiers!
We’re so excited for this series! Alan’s a huge fan of the game series and we can’t wait to get stuck in. Whilst Alan is familiar with the games, Jez is not, so keep the comments spoiler-free please!
Are you a fan of the games? Do you think this show is a faithful adaptation so far? Let us know in the comments below!