In 2013, the popular action-adventure video game known as “The Last of Us” was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was a huge success and has received much praise for its storytelling and the unique take on a zombie apocalypse. It sold over 1.3 million copies just in the first week of it’s release and is regarded as one of the best games ever made. Fast forward to June 19, 2020, the release of The Last of Us Part 2. It was a disaster and players hated it for many reasons. The game’s sequel’s storytelling did not at all follow up with the prequel and there were many mistakes made in writing and development such as making the main character of the old game (Joel) be killed off in a very gruesome way during the first 10 minutes of the game and then trying to make you play as AND build a connection to the character that murdered Joel. Fans also hated that the entire reason you play as Ellie (new main character) is to get revenge for Joel by hunting down Abby (the antagonist/side character) but at the very end of the game you are denied the satisfaction of revenge because Ellie comes to a realization that “Revenge is bad” and allows Abby to live. That is the story of the downfall of The Last of Us series.
Now we are in 2022 and it was recently announced that The Last of Us will be getting a TV show and will be hosted on HBO. This gives fans of the series a little bit of hope as it will be following the story of the first game and will not have any of the terrible aspects of the sequel (hopefully). The cast of characters has already been revealed and is set to have it’s first episode sometime in 2023. Joel is going to be played by Pedro Pascal, and Ellie will be played by Bella Ramsey. There are also some side characters in the first game such as Bill, an old friend of Joel who is going to be played by Nick Offerman and Tess, a potential love interest to Joel who is played by Anna Torv and of course Joel’s brother Tommy played by Gabriel Luna