HBO’s television adaptation which is based off from Naughty Dog’s franchise, not forgetting that it is considered as one of the best selling video game titles on PlayStation has surely exceeded the streaming platform’s expectations.
The Last of Us received universal praise for blurring the lines between cinematic and interactive storytelling, and now it finally builds up to that moment as it brings its post-apocalyptic story to the television screen with Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) playing the role of a resentful smuggler Joel alongside Bella Ramsey who takes on the role of 14-year-old Ellie.
Complex magazine has already praised the TV series for being a masterful work of art while giving credit to the game’s creator Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin for doing a great job in bringing the video game adaptation to life with compelling storytelling, production design, performance, and direction while sticking to the cinematic presentation of the game’s core.
Given the good response received so far from reviewers and critics alike, HBO Max might make a killing out of the show once it premiers on Sunday, Jan. 15. It could also boost the streaming platforms revenue too if it is well received by the fans.
HBO Max, which launched in the United States in 2020 has steadily grown into a strong competitor when it comes to offering entertaining content – making it one of the desirable streaming platforms out there today.
As we anxiously await for the weekend, we are excited to see how The Last of Us story evolves on the television screen once it premiers on Jan. 15 this year.
The Last of Us trailer