The Last of Us Star Gabriel Luna Teases Sooner Than Later Release Date
Gabriel Luna, the star of HBO’s The Last of Us, teases that the show’s premiere date might be sooner than expected. Luna is best known for his roles in Terminator, Dark Fate, and Wicked City, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., HBO True Detective, Temple Grandin, and others. In April, it was announced that the actor would be returning to HBO to play the role of Tommy Miller in The Last of Us. The show is based on Naughty dog’s award-winning videogame franchise. Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog’s co-president) is executive producing and writing The Last of Us with Craig Mazin (Chernobyl).
Tommy, a former member of The Fireflies, is the brother of Joel–the tired and infected smuggler who was assigned to escort Ellie across the country after the Cordyceps epidemic. The Last of Us will also feature Luna as Joel, Bella Ramsey playing Ellie, Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter, Sarah, and Anna Torv as Tess. Merle Dandridge reprises her role as Marlene in the games. The series’ first season will feature ten episodes. It adapts the events from the original game. The Last of Us is one of Canada’s most expensive productions. It has an estimated budget of eight figures per episode. The pilot was shot in August. Recently leaked photos and videos of the set show Joel, Ellie, and Tess traversing a deserted town.
Although production on The Last of Us has begun (and there is high anticipation), HBO has not yet committed to a release date for the series beyond next year. Luna talked about Tommy in The Last of Us’ adaptation in a ComicBook interview before hinting at when it might be released.
Luna then spoke about his experiences playing The Last of Us Part II (2020) and Part III (2013). He called both wonderful games works of art that he was thrilled to get into. HBO’s The Last of Us will be a faithful adaptation of the video game. It already has critical moments from the original game. The show has cast characters who weren’t in the original game and is ready to flesh them out. Luna’s Tommy could play an even more significant role on the show than Tommy did in 2013’s The Last of Us. Joel and Tommy’s time together as hunters and the latter as a Firefly is not shown.
The Last of Us is a beloved game of the 21st Century, which placed a lot of pressure upon The Last of Us Part II and the series. It is safe to say that the series won’t be a complete remake of the game. Instead, it will take exciting risks, just like the last year’s game. Luna’s comments confirm that production is on track, and viewers will see the series before 2022. Unexpected delays could still occur due to a variety of factors.
The HBO series The Last of Us T.V. series is in rapid development. The prominent roles have been cast. The show will adapt the post-apocalyptic videogame series from Naughty Dog, Sony. It is one of many Sony game adaptations currently under development. Craig Mazin (creator of the award-winning miniseries Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (writer and director of The Last of Us) will be leading The Last of Us. The production team includes Carolyn Strauss, a veteran of HBO.
The Last of Us is set in a world that has collapsed after a zombie-Esque epidemic. The Cordyceps Brain Infection is a mutated form of the Cordyceps fungal infection that quickly spreads through the population. It can kill or make infected people violent and mindless. To protect themselves from disease, survivors may use gas masks.
Although the history of live-action adaptations of video games is not good, HBO seems to be on the right path with The Last of Us T.V. series. It is a great move to bring in Druckmann, the original storyteller, and Mazin’s previous work on Chernobyl will translate well into Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic world full of danger, betrayal, and survival.