The Last of Us New Trailer Released

Happy The Last of Us day to all who celebrate! The first official trailer for HBO’s upcoming video game adaptation starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey is finally here!

Back in August, the first teaser for HBO’s The Last of Us adaptation dropped. In celebration of #TLOUDay, a new trailer has been released, giving fans a closer look at their beloved characters in live-action.

Joel and Ellie in HBO's The Last Of Us
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, via HBO

The Last of Us – What’s New?

The new trailer gives fans their first taste of multiple characters from the game, including Storm Reid’s Riley, Tommy, (Joel’s younger brother, played by Gabriel Luna), and an up-close look at a Clicker. The show will bring the events and storyline of the first game to life. It is not confirmed whether a second season that would adapt part two of the game will follow. We already know the series is set for a 2023 release, however, a date is yet to be confirmed.

Storm Reid, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna and a Clicker in action in The Last Of Us
Storm Reid, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna and a Clicker in action in The Last Of Us via HBO

The visuals in the new trailer have fans feeling confident that The Last Of Us could be one of the most accurate live-action adaptations of a video game. It’s clear the casting choices are uncanny and fans are especially freaking out over Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller (understandably so). There are also some wild similarities between the gameplay and footage from the trailer.

The Leads

On the morning of TLOU day, Bella Ramsey teased fans on Twitter, showing off the merch she received on the set of the show. Bella having such enthusiasm and passion for Ellie deepens my excitement to see her in action. Furthermore, the evident bond between her and Pedro Pascal adds meaning and emotion to Joel and Ellie’s on screen relationship with the underlying father-daughter connection they form with one another.

As for Pedro Pascal, his portrayal of Joel has the potential to be one of the most successful decisions made by HBO. His physicality and dialogue just scream the Joel Miller we all know and love from the game. There is plenty of praise going around for the actor online, and I have a strong feeling it will continue for a long time.

Comparisons of Joel and Ellie in live-action and gameplay from The Last of Us via HBO
Comparisons of Joel and Ellie in live-action and gameplay via HBO

All in all, this series is going to the top of my watch list for 2023 alongside The Mandalorian season three. It will be a busy year for Pedro Pascal! Hit me up on Twitter if you want to discuss The Last of Us or anything Pedro Pascal!

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