The Last of Us series is a great adaptation of the video game, but they have made changes that fans have not quite liked.
Spores vs tendrils! In the video game there were two ways to get infected, through the bite of an infected person or by the spores of the fungus itself. While the series has changed that for tendrils and has caused outrage from fans. But the creator of The Last of UsCraig Mazin, has revealed on EW that spores are not to be ruled out entirely.
“Part of the problem with spores is that you run into them quite a bit in the game, although not as much as people think, and if there were that many spores and they were airborne, the infection would go even faster. It’s hard to imagine how anyone escapes, and people would probably wear masks all the time. In the game, the moment you leave a spore space, you’re like: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Go a mile away.”
“I don’t necessarily think we’ve removed the universe spores from our show. We just haven’t gotten there yet. They may come back. We may have a plan, that’s my point.” Craig Mazin concluded.
Has the change been for the better?
Analyzing the words of Craig Mazin, we can realize that when writing the scripts of The Last of Us, perhaps they found themselves with too many moments where the characters would have to wear the masks and going somewhere could be certain death, so the logical thing to do would be to change direction. So, for the TV version, maybe it was a wise move that that’s not a determining factor.
Furthermore, we must remember that what has made great The Last of Us it is precisely the relationship between the 2 protagonists, so changing some details or the fate of some characters does not interfere with the quality of the program.
The series is currently airing on HBO Max.