So it’s safe to say, based on the numbers released by HBO/HBO Max, that many of us want to see if Neil Druckmann SY Craig Mazin‘s Peter Pascal (Joel) & Bella Ramsey (Ellie) – player The last of us lived according to his ideas. When the series went off air Sunday night, the Sunday night series opener in the U.S. (based on Nielsen and first-party data) drew 4.7 million viewers across linear platforms and HBO Max. So how big is that number? In terms of HBO, it is the second biggest premiere, along with the “Game of Thrones” prequel. Home of the Dragon still holds the top spot. Add to these statistics? The episode went viral on Twitter around the world on Sunday night, the teasers & trailers released for The Last of Us, and the opening episode of the podcast series have received over 100 million views worldwide. Companion already dominates Apple’s TV & Film charts in the US. (and within 24 hours of it dropping).
“Our focus is to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for as many audiences as we can,” Mazin and Druckmann said. “We’re thrilled to see how many fans, old and new, have welcomed ‘The Last of Us’ into their homes and hearts.” Casey BloysPresident and CEO of HBO & HBO Max Content, added: “We are excited to see fans of the series and games experience this classic story in a new way, and we extend our gratitude to them for helping them succeed. Congratulations to Craig, Neil, and the brilliant cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to make this show happen. We hope fans around the world enjoy the season. -time left.” With Druckman-directed S01E02 “Infected” hitting screens this Sunday night, here’s a look at what’s to come with the new season trailer for HBO. The last of us:
In the following feature, Pascal, Ramsey, Mazin, Druckmann, and others take viewers behind the scenes of the beginning of the end of civilization and its aftermath:
In the first episode of “‘The Last of Us’ Podcast,” host Troy BakerMazin & Druckmann discuss how the franchise transitioned from video game to live-action series and discuss key moments from the first episode:
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Based on the video game produced by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platform, the story takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel (Pascal), a tough survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of the confines of an oppressive orphanage to the Fireflies, an organization seeking a cure. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both cross the United States and depend on each other to survive.
With Pascal and Ramsey it is Gabriel Luna (Tommy, younger brother of Joel), Nico Parker (Sarah), Merle Dandridge (resistance leader Marlene), Jeffrey Pierce (Perry), Anna Torv (Tess), Nick Offerman (Bill), Murray Bartlett (Frank), and Storm Reid (Riley Abel). Lamar Johnson & Kevin Woodard then joined the cast, with Graham Greene & Elaine Miles set to guest star as an original character for the series (not the video game). In addition, video game franchise voice actors Ashley Johnson & Troy Baker (Ellie & Joel in The last of us SY The Last of Us Part II video games) will also appear in the series.
Ramsey’s Ellie is a 14-year-old who has never known anything but a ruined planet, struggling to balance her feelings of anger and defiance with her need for connection and identity… as well as new facts that may be the key to salvation. the world. Luna’s Tommy is Joel’s younger brother – a regular soldier who still retains his sense of idealism and hope for a better world. Dandridge’s Marlene is the leader of the Fireflies, a protest movement fighting for freedom from oppressive military rule, while Parker has been cast in the role of Joel’s daughter, Sarah.
Pierce is set to return as Perry, a rebel in the restricted area. Bartlett was cast as Frank and Offerman as Bill, two post-epidemic survivors living alone in their isolated town. Torv’s Tess is a smuggler and survivor in a post-pandemic world who (at least in the video game) works with Joel to survive and smuggle weapons in & out of Boston , and joins Joel on a mission to smuggle Ellie to the Fireflies. Reid’s Abel is an orphan girl growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston (in the DLC video game “The Last of Us: Left Behind,” the Yaani Kang-Riley had a voiceover with her best friend Ellie before Joel entered. Johnson’s Henry and Woodard’s Sam are brothers in Kansas City who are secretly involved in revolutionary activities & seek revenge. Greene’s Marlon and Miles’ Florence are a couple living alone in the post-apocalyptic Wyoming wilderness.
Written by Mazin and Druckmann with Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole, Akaikikaiky) lead the pilot, the series is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl, game of Thrones), A naughty dog Evan WellsPlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash & Carter Swan, Mazin, and Druckmann. The series is a collaboration of Sony Pictures Television, with PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog producing. Academy Award nominee Jasmila Žbanić (Quo vadis, Aida) and Ali Abbasi (Border) with pilot director Balagov in the director’s chair.