We got roughly 20 seconds of footage from an HBO Max sizzle reel
As HBO/WB/Cartoon Network continue to wade through the turmoil of the recent Discovery takeover, some shows do have full confirmations (or re-confirmations) for new seasons in 2023. We also finally got a real look at The Last of Us TV show, which is still due in “early 2023.”
The clip opens up with Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) walking up to a snow-filled bridge while ominous music plays. From there, we’re greeted with an array of footage from the project, including plenty of footage of Pascal and Ramsey’s performances, complete with voice-over. We even get to see a quick clip of Nick Offerman as Bill, and a tease of the disease that’s running rampant through this universe.
It’s a promising short look at the series, which will feature episodes written by Neil Druckmann, who is ostensibly the “showrunner” of the game series. His involvement has helped ease concerns about the inherent danger of game adaptations. Pascal has also mentioned in the past that he aims to give his own spin on Joel, and the footage thus far hints that we could see the series move in a different direction. So long as everything holds up, it’ll be fantastic if the TV show is a companion piece of sorts rather than a carbon copy.
The Last of Us bit starts at roughly 1:40 in, and you can watch it below.