As if the first episode of The last of us It wasn’t heartbreaking enough, the rest of the season is about to rip your heart out and run it over with the biggest PHAEDRA truck I can find. Hot on the heels of Sunday’s premiere, HBO released a preview of the rest of the season sparking plenty of meetings, action, and even more angst.
Seen in the video below, Gabriel Luna’s Tommy makes his grand return as Riley Abel (Storm Reid), Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), among many others, make their first appearances. See the preview for yourself below.
As evidenced by the first episode, the series takes a lot of notes from the video game series it is based on. However, the executive producer of The Last of Us, Craig Mazin,.
“Obviously, there are some important things that we know we’ll keep, of course, but then there are game-to-show challenges that need to be considered,” Mazin explained. “For example, little things like spores. In the game, there are these where you come across spores and need to put on a gas mask. In the world we’re creating, if we put spores in the air, make it pretty clear that they would spread everywhere and everyone would have to wear a mask all the time and everyone would probably be fully infected at that point so we challenged ourselves to come up with an interesting new way for the fungus to spread but most of all i think that we connect with the soul and spirit of the game, he as the creator of the game and I as a fan of the game were caretakers on behalf of all the fans but also on behalf of all the people who haven’t played the game that they need a TV experience that is holistic and connected to itself and doesn’t feel like they need to play a game to understand.”
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