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Production on HBO’s The Last of Us series wraps

Writer and producer Craig Mazin announces that HBO’s series adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us starring has officially wrapped filming.

HBO The last of us has officially wrapped filming.

According to series writer and producer Craig Mazin, who shared “It’s over!!!!” on Twitter, the series finally wrapped production after almost a full year. Mazin is also known for his work on the HBO miniseries, Chernobyl.

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Originally announced in 2014, HBO Max’s The last of us went into production in July 2021. Recently, HBO shared the first full look at series stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay as protagonists Joel Miller and Ellie Williams, respectively, which showed the two characters in a familiar location. of the game. Season 1 of The last of us consists of 10 episodes in total, adapting the storyline of the 2013 original The last of us game, based on a screenplay written by Naughty Dog game developer and series co-creator Neil Druckmann.


Druckmann also responded to Mazin’s tweet, first asking, “Is this like hitting alpha?” before continuing with “Congratulations !!! What a trip!” Druckmann is currently co-president of Naughty Dog and co-writer/executive producer, as well as director for the 10-episode first season. Druckmann wrapped filming the series in November 2021.

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The last of us was originally planned as a film adaptation, though that 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 do it as an independent film”. Let’s approach it like an independent film crew, the way it’s shot [and in terms of] how small and intimate it feels,” Druckman explained in a previous interview. “And with the show, we can lean into that even more because we don’t need to have as many action sequences than in the game.”


Released by Naughty Dog in 2013, The last of us The video game follows a smuggler named Joel who is tasked with leading Ellie, a 14-year-old girl immune to the Cordyceps virus that has ravaged humanity for nearly twenty years, through the post-apocalyptic United States. Seven years later, a sequel titled The Last of Us Part II was released in 2020. Filming the pilot episode of HBO’s The last of us wrapped in October 2021, according to the episode’s director Kantemir Balagov, and series co-star Gabriel Luna said fans can expect the small-screen adaptation to air sooner than expected.


The series was filmed primarily in Calgary, Alberta, and production was scheduled to wrap in June 2022. HBO’s The last of us is slated to premiere on HBO and stream on HBO Max sometime in 2023, though it doesn’t have a specific release date.

Source: Twitter