The Last of Us fans seem pretty excited about the upcoming HBO Max series. Everything we’ve seen looks great, and the creator of the game Neil Druckmann recently said that the series will be “the best, most authentic game adaptation” ever. That’s what the fans have been hoping for!
Druckmann has now revealed that the series will only tell the story from the games that have been made. It will not go beyond that; they won’t start creating new stories for more seasons. During an interview with THR, he said: “I don’t like filler. We have no plans to tell any stories beyond adapting the games. We won’t run into the same issue as Game of Thrones since Part II doesn’t end on a cliffhanger.”
So, the entire first season covers the events of the first game, and if a second season happens, it will cover the sequel. After that, it will be done unless maybe a third game ends up being developed.
When it comes to a possible third game, Druckmann says, “I think there’s more story to tell.” As for the show, series creator Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) says: “I don’t have any interest in a spinning-plates-go-on-forever show. When it becomes a perpetual motion machine, it just can’t help but get kind of … stupid. Endings mean everything to me.”
Well, let’s hope that they actually pull off what they are promising and deliver fans a great series that stays true to the source material and a strong ending.
Pedro Pascal stars in the series as Joel, and Bella Ramsey is taking on the role of Ellie in the upcoming video game adaptation. They are joined by Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Anna Torv, Merle Dandrige, Nick Offerman, Storm Reid, Nico Parker, Jeffrey Pierce, and Murray Bartlett.
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after a deadly virus has destroyed modern civilization. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone to the Fireflies, a cure-searching organization. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The series drops on HBO Max on January 15th, 2023.