Almost 10 years after the launch of the video game, the television adaptation of The Last of Us premieres on HBO Max on January 16. The Serie starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey It is perhaps the most ambitious bet on the platform outside of its flagship, The House of the Dragon, and we have proof of this in its budget, of just over 100 million dollars.
The estimate has been facilitated by The New Yorker in an extensive report where they wonder if the production led by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin will be able to break the curse of bad video game adaptations, a common question when it comes to addressing these products, although in recent months two series of animation, League of Legends – Arcane Y Cyberpunk: Edgerunnersthey showed that it was possible to make great works of their IPs.
This investment places The Last of Us as one of HBO’s most expensive series, above the first five seasons of Game of Thrones. However, in recent years “expensive” productions have proliferated. Without going any further, another adaptation of a much-loved video game, Halo, had a budget of 90 million for its first season. Halo, let’s remember, has become one of the most successful and pirated shows of the year.
The Last of Us comes to TV… and PC
Now it remains to cross our fingers so that the HBO series lives up to the acclaimed video game of Naughty Dogwhich recently released a remake on PS5 under the name of The Last of Us: Part 1, and is now preparing for its landing in PC storesspecifically It is dated for March 3.
The Last of Us narrates a dramatic story set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. “Joel, a born survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey, as both They must traverse the US and depend on each other for survival.”