The Last of Us is an HBO series based on a video game that was released almost a decade ago in June 2013. The series aired its first episode on January 15, 2023. As it was a very popular game on the PS3 and PS4, the HBO Max adaptation had 4.7 million viewers on its first day and crossed the 10 million mark on the second.
The events in The Last of Us take place 20 years from today’s date when civilization was destroyed due to some kind of virus. Once the virus gets inside of you, it will take complete control of your body but will keep you alive as its host.
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Nico Parker’s Experience of Working With Pedro Pascal
Recently, after the first episode was released, the show released a video on Twitter of the cast, the scriptwriters, and the creators where they described how Nico Parker and Pedro Pascal portrayed their characters perfectly. Nico Parker played her role as Sarah, the daughter of Pedro Pascal’s character, Joel. They gave their best performance on the screen as the show received many positive reviews about their relationship on screen.
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In the video, Parker shared that Pedro Pascal was the best actor to play the role of her father. She said, “He’s the best. I could not ask for a better on-screen dad “. Nico Parker and Pedro Pascal really bring their characters to light with their extraordinary acting.
“We asked Nico Parker to play an incredibly challenging part. We have to fall in love with her. […] It was important for us to present the audience with a Sarah that we felt we could follow for the rest of the series. She’s almost the protagonist, until disaster strikes. Something that Nico Parker and Pedro Pascal pulled off gorgeously.”
The Last of Us creator, writer, and executive producer Craig Mazin said that Parker had to play a very different role from her usual self to fit in the role of Sarah.
HBO’s Adaptation of Popular Game – The Last of Us
HBO did a perfect job of casting Nico Parker as Sarah in The Last of Us. She played a very important role in the game too – setting up the scene for the whole plot. Though she had a very brief role in the series, her role as Joel’s daughter was perfect and her character set Joel’s role for the rest of the show. The Last of Us was always a good game and a proper candidate for an adaptation into a movie or a series.
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In the game The Last of Us, the storyline and plots are really well made, with much depth in character details. The game shows the life of Joel who is a survivor of this whole outbreak for over 20 years, and Ellie who is a teenager with great humor and defiance in her life, without any immediate family. Though the game shows us the broken characters with important roles in this zombied world, there is still a ray of hope even within this bleak world.
The Last of Us is available for streaming on HBO Max.