The post-apocalyptic video games sequence The Final of Us is getting its personal standalone TV sequence on HBO. While the undertaking remains to be within the early phases, we all know some main casting bulletins and different bits of data.
Right here’s every little thing we all know to this point in regards to the TV adaptation of The Final of Us. When you’d wish to know extra about one other game-related sequence, then check out our roundup of The Witcher season 2 and the upcoming Fallout sequence on Amazon. We even have every little thing you’ll want to know in regards to the Ghost of Tsushima movie adaptation.
The Final of Us sequence launch date
The Final of Us on HBO was introduced in early March 2020. Primarily based on how lengthy manufacturing will take and rumours circulating the web, we count on that the present gained’t arrive on display screen till early 2022. Nevertheless, coronavirus is inflicting delays throughout the board, so the present might take just a little longer to return to fruition.
The Verge has reported that the present has been given a sequence order – which means that we’ll positively be getting a number of episodes of the present.
Author and producer Craig Mazin has confirmed that the sequence could have 10 episodes in complete (by way of the Scriptnotes podcast).
Who’s concerned in The Final of Us sequence?
We now have some main casting bulletins for The Final of Us HBO sequence. Joel might be performed by Pedro Pascal, finest identified for The Mandalorian, while Ellie might be performed by Bella Ramsey, finest identified for Lyanna Mormont in Recreation of Thrones (by way of Deadline).
Right here is your Joel and Ellie for #TheLastOfUs on HBO https://t.co/jlF8rl0J7Y pic.twitter.com/NmM7Vt872C
— Selection (@Selection)
February 11, 2021
Additionally becoming a member of the solid is Merle Dandridge, who might be taking part in the position of Marlene. That is fairly notable as Dandridge additionally performed the position within the online game, and a casting reminiscent of that is very uncommon. Contemplating that Dandridge was used for motion-capture within the sport, followers might be happy to see the actress painting the character in actual life, and it could pave the way in which for different sport voice actors to have additional alternatives.
However Dandridge is not the one sport alumni within the solid. Jeffrey Pierce, the voice of Tommy, is becoming a member of the present. Nevertheless, Pierce might be taking part in a unique position within the present – a brand new common character known as Perry who’s described as “a insurgent in a quarantine zone.”
Murray Bartlett and Con O’Neil will play Frank and Invoice, minor characters who Ellie and Joel encounter in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The 2 are former associates of Joel who reside collectively in a abandoned city – Neil Druckmann implied in The Official The Final of Us podcast that the 2 was in a relationship.
Anna Torv – finest identified for Mindhunter – can also be becoming a member of the solid. Selection reviews that she’ll play Tess, Joel’s associate in crime earlier than he units out throughout the nation with Ellie.
The present might be written by the co-creator and director of the video games, Neil Druckmann, together with Craig Mazin, the creator of Chernobyl. Carolyn Strauss and Evan Wells will function government producers – Strauss additionally labored on Chernobyl and Wells is president of Naughty Canine, the manufacturing firm behind the video games.
Johan Renck has additionally been introduced as the primary director, asserting that he’ll be engaged on “at the very least the pilot” in an interview with Discussing Movie. Renck has beforehand directed episodes of Breaking Unhealthy and Chernobyl. He’ll additionally be part of Strauss and Wells as an government producer.
HBO is collaborating with Sony Footage Tv in affiliation with PlayStation Productions on this, making it the primary present from PlayStation Productions. PlayStation Productions is at present engaged on the Uncharted adaptation starring Tom Holland, which is ready to be launched in cinemas in 2021.
The present’s music might be composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, the identical composer from the video games.
What’s the plot?
The Hollywood Reporter states that the present might be based mostly on the occasions of the primary sport, however may additionally have scope to cowl parts of the sequel as properly. We don’t know but how a lot of the primary sport season one will cowl – the writers could also be planning to span the plot throughout a number of seasons (one thing we wouldn’t be shocked to see).
When you’ve by no means performed The Final of Us, it follows Joel and Ellie as they work collectively to make their method throughout the US, which has been devastated by a contemporary fungal plague that contaminated a lot of the inhabitants, turning them into zombie-esque monsters.
The 2 are looking for a resistance group to discover a treatment for the pandemic, however unsurprisingly issues aren’t fairly that straightforward.
watch The Final of Us TV sequence
While The Final of Us sequence is being developed by HBO, we don’t know but the place it’s going to air particularly. It hasn’t been introduced for the brand new platform HBO Max particularly, so we think about that it will likely be accessible to observe throughout all HBO channels and streaming platforms.
The UK doesn’t but have HBO, however the present might probably be syndicated on Sky and Now, as different HBO productions have. Failing that, there are nonetheless methods to observe HBO from the UK.