‘The Last of Us’: Pedro Pascal to star in new HBO series

HBO’s next post-apocalyptic series, based on the video game saga ‘The Last of Us’, is taking shape and another new member of its cast has been confirmed.

Star Pedro Pascal, protagonist of “O Mandaloriano”, will be one of the stars of the production. The information has been confirmed by EW magazine.

According to the publication, the Chilean-born actor will give life to Joel, described as “a thick-skinned survivor plagued by past trauma and failure, who must travel through an America devastated by the pandemic, all by protecting a girl represents the last of humanity. hope “.

Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov was recruited to direct the pilot episode, replacing Johan Renck, who had to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) remains linked as producer and screenwriter. Bella Ramsey (“The Worst Witch”), better known as Lyanna Mormont in “Game of Thrones”, will bring Ellie to life.

In an interview with the BBC, Mazin revealed that the plot will expand the universe of games, making it clear that the series will not change the main elements of the games, just bring more information.

“If you’ve played ‘The Last of Us’ before, our intention is for you to watch the program and say,’ It didn’t violate anything that I liked about the game. We won’t change a thing, whether in relation to the plot or the characters, but we will bring a lot more information about this universe. Believe me, the story is very large and leaves room for many new ideas, some really amazing ideas.

The production is the result of a partnership between Naughty Dog, HBO, Sony Pictures Televison and PlayStation Productions, which will make its debut in creating television series.

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Still without a start date, the project will also have Neil Druckmann (one of the game’s creators) as executive producer and will feature Carolyn Strauss and Evan Wells, chairmen of Naughty Dog, as additional producers.

Released in 2013, ‘The Last of Us’ takes place in a post-apocalyptic future and follows the journey of drug dealer Joel and young Ellie, the only one capable of finding a cure for the disease that has devastated the world. .

Check out the first official art in the series:

. @ HBO gives serial order to #TheLastOfUs. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann ready to write and produce executives. Carolyn Strauss, @evan_wells, @aqizil, and @CarterSwan are also executive producers. @SPTV, @Naughty_Dog, @PlayStation productions should produce: https://t.co/dIOCovjGqK pic.twitter.com/tOsuWFwklR

– HBO PR (@HBOPR) November 20, 2020

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