Production on HBO's adaptation of Naughty Dog's best-selling video game, The Last of Us, is set to wrap tomorrow, and creator Neil Druckmann has taken to social media to share a new still from the show.
We've seen plenty of set snaps of these two, but this image gives us our first official look at Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie. The heroes are hiding from something (as they often are in the games), and if you look closely, you'll see a dreaded Clicker in the background!
Pascal and Ramsey join Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Nick Offerman as Bill, and Nico Parker as Joel's daughter Sarah.
The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be key to a cure for a deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and the game's creator Neil Druckmann are writing and executive producing the show. The first season will adapt the events of the original game, but is also expected to include elements of the sequel. Druckmann recently confirmed that the series will take some liberties with the story.
The first season will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to air sometime this year, though no official premiere date has been announced.