The Final of Us season 1 will cowl the occasions of the unique sport of the identical title, Neil Druckmann has revealed. Druckmann is the author and director on each video games, The Final of Us and The Final of Us Half II. Set in post-apocalyptic 2033, The Final of Us follows smuggler Joel and teenage orphan Ellie — to be performed by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, respectively — as they embark on a cross-country journey from Boston to Salt Lake Metropolis whereas battling zombies (they’re referred to as the Contaminated) that have been created as a consequence of a pandemic. The Final of Us Half II is ready 4 years later and follows Ellie on a revenge quest.
“We talked at size [that The Last of Us season 1 is going to be the first game,” Druckmann told IGN at SXSW 2021. “[For The Last of Us writer Craig Mazin and me, the philosophical underpinnings of the story] have been the important factor to get proper in regards to the adaptation. So far as the superficial issues, like ought to [a character] put on the identical plaid shirt or the identical purple shirt? They could or won’t seem in it. That is manner much less necessary to us than getting the core of who these individuals are and the core of their journey.”
When The Final of Us HBO sequence was initially introduced in March final yr, a report had stated that it “will cowl the occasions of the unique sport, […] with the potential of further content material based mostly on” The Final of Us Half II. HBO has but to resume The Final of Us for a second season, and given the primary season will adapt all the first sport, it might find yourself being a miniseries. Naturally, that destiny will rely on the reception to HBO’s The Final of Us. The video games have been vital and commercial hits, which supplies HBO an important platform to construct on.
Druckmann additionally spoke about how translating the sport to TV would have an effect: “Issues typically keep fairly shut. It is humorous to see my dialogue there from the video games in HBO scripts. And typically they deviate enormously to a lot better impact as a result of we’re coping with a distinct medium. For instance, within the sport, there’s a lot motion it’s a must to have to coach the participant about mechanics. It’s important to have extra violence and extra spectacle to some extent than you would want on a TV present since you needn’t practice folks on tips on how to use a gun.”
“In order that’s one thing that is been actually totally different, and HBO’s been nice in pushing us to maneuver away from hardcore motion and focus extra on the drama of the character. A few of my favourite episodes to this point have deviated enormously from the story, and I am unable to watch for folks to see them.”
HBO hasn’t set a launch date for The Final of Us.