Since it premiered last week on HBO Max the serie of The Last of Us has immediately become a mass phenomenon, both by fans of the match (who consider it the best adaptation ever made of a video game) and those who discover the franchise for the first time.
Starring Peter Pascal (The Mandalorian, The unbearable weight of a huge talent) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones, Catherine Called Birdy), the plot of The Last of Us It opens with Joel, a man who lost his daughter when a “zombie outbreak” began, caused by a mutant strain of fungus that infects the brains of humans and turns them into ravenous creatures.
20 years after this tragic event, Joel ends up being involved in an adventure in which he will have to take young Ellie with the group of Fireflies in the hope of being able to save humanity, since for some reason the girl is immune to the virus.
However, along the way Joel y Ellie Not only will they have to deal with these terrible infected creatures that were once humans, but they will also have to deal with the looters that swarm the area.
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Craig Mazin wants the deaths of all the characters in The Last of Us series to affect the viewer
One of the main points of The Last of Us (apart from how the relationship between its main protagonists evolves) is the strong emotional charge that practically all of its characters present, where the deaths of many of them were marked on our retinas as we progressed. in the game.
That is why Craig Mazin, showrunner of The Last of Us, wants to mark the viewers in the same way with the shocking deaths of all its characters What will happen in the series? HBO MaxEven the most forgettable ones.
“I think watching a person die should be very different from watching pixels die,” the showrunner commented in an interview, referring primarily to the game’s NPCs, whose deaths carry less emotional weight.
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“I don’t think anyone who played The Last of Us – maybe there was someone, but I can’t imagine – felt the impact of random hunters or Phaedra officers that you have to get through to get to the other side of the game. For us, with the series, we want you to feel the death of all. Everyone,” Mazin clarified.
“I think when we talked about the deaths of the main characters, they were handled very well in the game and I felt tremendously,” the showrunner added. “If we can match the emotions and impact those deaths had on gameplay in the series, I’d be delighted.”
With a total of 9 episodes, Season 1 of The Last of Us airs every Monday on the HBO Max catalog. In the meantime, here we leave you what have been the best HBO Max series of 2022, according to the writing of Hobby Consolas.
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