Ramsey shares Pascal’s note with him during filming
Late last month, HBO got the mission. With September 26 being “The Last of Us Day”, it seemed only right to have an official teaser for Neil Druckman and Craig Mazinis to come Pedro Pascal (Joel) & Bella Ramsey (Elie)-starring the HBO series adaptation of the hit video game franchise. Now, Ramsey is sharing a personal note Pascal wrote to him as filming was preparing to wrap. Disclose? Pascal still knows how to handle words…
Talk with USA today to promote Amazon Catherine called Birdy, Ramsey revealed that she was encouraged not to play the video game before filming began (“I watched some of the gameplay on YouTube just to get an idea”) before moving on to her enthusiasm for the HBO series and the words Pascal had to share on a card. “I’m so excited for him to come out – it was such a big part of my life. I filmed for a whole year, which is quite a long time when you’ve only been living for 19 years,” she said. Explain. “Pedro wrote me a little card at the end, saying, ‘How interesting that something so huge and life-changing happened so early in your life and so late in mine. I thought that was a really sweet sighting, and I just had the best time.”
HBO’s The Last of Us: What we know so far
Scheduled to arrive in 2023 (watch this space), here’s a look at HBO’s first official trailer The last of us:
Based on the critically acclaimed film video game Developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for PlayStation platforms, the story is set twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Hardened survivor Joel (Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone into the Fireflies, a cure-seeking organization. What begins as a small job quickly becomes a brutal and harrowing journey as they both cross the United States and depend on each other for their survival. Joining Pascal and Ramsey are Gabriel Luna (Tommy, Joel’s little brother), Nico Parker (Sarah), Merle Dandridge (Marlene resistance leader), Jeffrey Pierce (Pear), Anna Torv (Tess), Nick Offerman (Invoice), Murray Bartlett (Frank) and Storm Reid (Riley Abel). Lamar Johnson & Kevin Woodard also joined the cast, with Graham Green & Elaine Miles guest-starred as original characters from the series (not the video game). Additionally, video game franchise voice actors Ashley Johnson & Troy Baker (Ellie & Joel in The last of us and The Last of Us Part II video games) will also appear in the series.
Ramsey’s Ellie is a 14-year-old teenager who has never known anything but a ravaged planet, struggling to balance her instincts for anger and defiance with her need for connection and belonging…and the new reality. that she could be the key to saving the world. Luna’s Tommy is Joel’s younger brother – a formal soldier who still clings to his sense of idealism and hope for a better world. Dandridge’s Marlene leads the Fireflies, a freedom-fighting resistance movement against an oppressive military regime, while Parker was cast as Joel’s daughter, Sarah.
Pierce is set to recur as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone. Bartlett was cast as Frank and Offerman as Bill, two post-pandemic survivors living alone in their own isolation town. Torv’s Tess is a hardened smuggler and survivor in a post-pandemic world who (at least in the video game) works with Joel to survive and smuggle guns in and out of Boston, and accompanies Joel on the mission to smuggle Ellie smuggled to the Fireflies. Abel de Reid is an orphan growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston (in “The Last of Us: Left Behind” DLC video game, the Yaani Kang-voiced Riley accompanies her best friend Ellie before Joel enters the scene. Henry de Johnson and Sam de Woodard are brothers in Kansas City hiding from a revolutionary movement and seeking revenge. Marlon de Greene and Florence de Miles are a married couple surviving alone in the wilderness of post-apocalyptic Wyoming.
Written by Mazin and Druckmann with Kantemir Balagov (Bean, Proximity) directing the pilot, the series should be produced by Caroline Strauss (Chernobyl, game of thrones), Naughty Dog’s Evan WellsPlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash & Carter Swan, Mazin and Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television, along with PlayStation Productions, Word Games and Naughty Dog. Oscar nominee Jasmila Zbanic (Quo vadis, Aida) and Ali Abbassi (Border) join pilot-director Balagov in the director’s chair.