The Last of Us: Filming of the HBO series begins in July

The Last of Us: Filming of the HBO series begins in July

The Last of Us

In the past few months there have been new details about the upcoming series of The Last of Us, which will be produced at HBO. And now the date for the start of filming seems to have been set. According to the Canadian Directors Guild of Canada, the cast of the show will be in front of the camera from July 2021. The makers have chosen Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta as the setting. Filming is scheduled to end on June 8, 2022.

This means that the production of The Last of Us will stretch over a period of eleven months. A new record in Canadian history. According to Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney, it is arguably the longest film or television production in the country of all time. Why the shooting will take almost a year has not yet been officially revealed. But fans are already sure that it has something to do with the four seasons, which are also an important part of the story in the Naughty Dog model. Nevertheless, the series is said to deviate strongly from the original game in places.

The cast of The Last of Us includes Pedro Pascal as Joel, whom some may already know from The Mandalorian, where he can also be seen in the lead role is. Ellie is played by Bella Ramsey, who has worked on Game of Thrones in the past. Since the shooting will drag on until mid-2022, fans will have to wait a little longer for The Last of Us (buy now € 20.00). We'll keep you up to date.

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HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Will ‘Deviate Greatly’ From The Video Game, But Some Things Are ‘Pretty Close’

Game of Thrones season one isn’t an exact replica of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, but it’s pretty darn close. Much closer than in subsequent seasons, even before the show caught up with the books. Similarly, HBO’s The Last of Us, the network’s next mega-event adaptation, won’t skew too far from the source material.

In an interview with IGN, game director and show executive producer Neil Druckmann was asked about how he and showrunner Craig Mazin plan to turn The Last of Us, one of the greatest video games of all-time, into a TV show. “We talked at length that season one of the show is going to be [the first game],” he said, adding that “the philosophical underpinnings of the story” will be similar to what Joel and Ellie go through in the 2013 game (an equally acclaimed sequel, The Last of Us Part II, was released last year). But “as far as the superficial things, like should [a character] wear the same plaid shirt or the same red shirt? They might or might not appear in it, that’s way less important to us than getting the core of who these people are and the core of their journey.”

Druckmann also discussed the difference making a video game vs. a TV show:

In the game, [you have to] train the player about mechanics. You have to have more violence and more spectacle to some degree than you would need on a TV show because you don’t need to train people on how to use a gun. So that’s something that’s been really different, and HBO’s been great in pushing us to move away from hardcore action and focus more on the drama of the character. Some of my favorite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story, and I can’t wait for people to see them.”

HBO’s The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, does not currently have a release date. But don’t expect it before 2022, at the earliest.

(Via IGN)