The HBO live-action series based on the mega-hit The Last Of Us video game franchise from Naughty Dog will get rolling in earnest this summer.
The eagerly awaited series–first announced more than a year ago–is expected to start production July 5 in Calgary, Alberta, according to a report from comingsoon.net. Sources indicated filming should wrap sometime in June 2022.
This comes fast on the heels of the news–as reported here in Horror News Network–that Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have signed on to play the lead roles of Joel and Ellie in the series.
The video game–as all gamers know–follows Joel, a smuggler, as he escorts a teenage girl, Ellie, across a post-apocalyptic America. The original game–which has won several Game of the Year Awards–has sold more than 17 million units since its launch in 2013. Its sequel–The Last Of Us Part II–debuted on PlayStation 4 last June and sold more than four million units its first weekend.
The HBO adaptation–written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann–has Kantermir Balagov on board to helm the pilot episode. The project is being produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Last Of Us series on HBO.