“The Last of Us – Gets New Image, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson Join Cast of HBO Show”
Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann appeared on stage to cap up today’s Summer Game Fest, discussing The Last of Us franchise and giving fans a first peek at the highly anticipated future HBO series.
Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) are seen crouched inside a museum in the new photograph. Fans will see the brief shape and iconic face of a Clicker searching for the two in the distance and in the dark.
The Last of Us: Image
The Last of Us: Characters
The museum area of the original game will be remembered by fans as one of the earlier parts of the game, where Joel and Ellie must navigate their way through while simultaneously dealing with a new sort of Infected beast. Along with the new image, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who play Joel and Ellie in the video game franchise, confirmed that they will appear in the upcoming series as two different characters than those they voice in the games.
The events of the first game will be revisited in The Last of Us series, with the possibility of additional content based on the upcoming video game sequel. Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will play Joel and Ellie, respectively, in the film.
Chernobyl developer Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also one of the filmmakers, are executive producing and co-writing the live-action series. It’s a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions. Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions are executive producers.