Writer/Producer Craig Mazin is pleased to announce that HBO’s starring series adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has officially wrapped.
HBO’s The last of us has officially wrapped filming.
According to series writer/producer Craig Mazin, who shared “That’s a Wrap!!!!”. Taking to Twitter, the series has finally wrapped up production after nearly a year. Mazin is also known for his work on the HBO miniseries, Chernobyl.
Originally announced in 2014 by HBO Max’s The last of us Going into production in July 2021, HBO recently showed the first full look at series stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay as protagonists Joel Miller and Ellie Williams, respectively, featuring the two characters in a familiar location from the game. Season 1 of The last of us consists of a total of 10 episodes that adapt the plot of the 2013 original last of us Game based on a script by Naughty Dog game developer and series co-creator Neil Druckmann.
Druckmann also responded to Mazin’s tweet, first asking, “Is that like going alpha?” before continuing with “Congratulations!!! What a journey!” Druckmann currently serves as Naughty Dog’s Co-President and Co-Head Writer/Executive Producer, as well as directing the first 10-episode season. Druckmann completed filming for the series in November 2021.
The last of us was originally planned as a film adaptation, but quickly fell apart due to creative differences between Druckmann and Sony, who wanted to make the film on a larger scale. “Our approach to The last of us was “Let’s make it an indie film. Let’s approach it as an indie film crew as it is shot [and in terms of] how small and intimate it feels,” Druckman explained in a previous interview. “And with the show, we can get even more involved with that because we don’t have to have as many action sequences as we do in the game.”
Published by Naughty Dog in 2013, The last of us The video game follows a smuggler named Joel who is tasked with guiding Ellie, a 14-year-old girl immune to the Cordyceps virus that has plagued mankind for almost twenty years, across the post-apocalyptic United States. Seven years later a sequel with the title The Last of Us Part II was released in 2020. Filming the pilot episode of HBO The last of us According to episode director Kantemir Balagov, the series wrapped in October 2021, and series co-star Gabriel Luna has stated that fans can expect the small-screen adaptation to premiere sooner than expected.
The series was primarily filmed in Calgary, Alberta and production is expected to wrap up in June 2022. HBO’s The last of us is scheduled to premiere on HBO sometime in 2023 and stream on HBO Max, although there’s no specific release date.