The Last of Us has begun to come to life as a live-action series at the HBO offices. The filming set has already been set up in Canada, allowing us to get a glimpse of the first images of what will become the post-apocalyptic and survival world we met in the Naughty Dog play. This week a video game actor wanted to share his opinion about the project: we are talking about Jeffrey Pierce , who lent his voice to Tommy in the video game, Joel’s brother (in the series he will be played by Gabriel Luna). In the series he will participate as Perry , a rebel in a quarantine zone. In Pierce’s words, the project scripts are “awesome” and the best he’s ever seen..
In an interview with the To All The Films We Judged Before podcast , actor Jeffrey Pierce commented on his impressions of the HBO production . A series that comes from the hand of Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl ) and Neil Druckmann, creator of the video game saga. In the cast we discover the aforementioned Luna, along with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, who lead the cast as Joel and Ellie. In this sense, Pierce maintains that he felt “in the clouds” when they included him in the program as Perry; and that, after reading a couple of scripts, he considers them to be “impressive” .
“Every kind of tone and texture in the game exists in the writing and then it’s 100 times more because you can do so much more,” Pierce continues, “I think they’re the best scripts I’ve seen in terms of the level of detail , the level of texture. , capturing the essence of Joel and Ellie and all the other characters. It’s going to be phenomenal. ” His signing was accompanied by the arrival of Murray Bartlett as Frank, and Con O’Neill, who will be Bill (the surviving expert who keeps the infected at bay in Lincoln, Massachusetts).
The production will put the magnifying glass on Joel and Ellie’s journey in search of the Fireflies, in order to find a remedy for the Cordyceps infection that has wiped out humanity, expanding the story and adding new details and characters. This week we learned that each episode of the show reaches 10 million dollars , and in this first season we will enjoy a total of 10 episodes. Filming will run until 2022 , in order to cover the same stations as the 2013 video game.