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‘Never got why people doubted this show’: HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Debuts With Rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

'Never got why people doubted this show': HBO's 'The Last of Us' Debuts With Rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

The Last of Us is the upcoming series based on a 2013 video game of the same name. It is the first series based on a video game by HBO in a joint venture with other big names like Sony Television series, PlayStation Productions, and more. The upcoming series has already bagged a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series is all set to make a big opening in January 2023.

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The Last Of Us

The Last of Us – A Promising Series

The original video game was created by Naughty Dog back in 2013. But it needed 9 years for the team to create the series after its public announcement. It took 7 failed attempts to bring something promising on screen. Yet, after all these struggles, the end result is a high-quality series, creating a big buzz even before it releases the first episode.

The series starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie revolve around the story of a middle-aged life-tested and hardened guy Joel tasked to escort a 14-year-old girl named Ellie across the post-apocalyptic United States. In a time when the human race is devastated by the fungal infestation, Ellie is seen as a possible cure to this deadly plague and Joel must escort her safely across the lands. The first season of the HBO series is expected to cover the entire first half of the game.

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The Last of Us is all set to Release

Craig Mazin gets Candid on The Last of Us

In an interview, executive producer Craig Mazin shared that the upcoming The Last of Us is a ‘must-watch series’, and described the making of the show along with original game director, Neil Druckmann.

“Neil at one point, he was like, you know, there’s one thing we were talking about [doing in the first game] for a while, and then he told me what it was, and I was like OK, jaw-drop, that’s going in. We have to do that. So the changes that we’re making are designed to fill things out and expand. Not to undo, but rather to enhance, it’s not like we just decided, ‘Well, wouldn’t it be cool if there’s one episode where Joel and Ellie get on motorcycles and confront a motorcycle gang?’ There’s no episodic nonsense here. The things that are new and enhance the storyline that we’re doing are connected in organic, serious ways that I think fans of the game and newcomers alike will appreciate.”

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The Last of Us got a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

The narrative seems largely similar to the original game and the trailer released by HBO justifies the same. Unlike other game adaptations which usually fail to impress the audience, The Last of Us looks like it’ll make an exception with a high benchmark set for other future game adaptations. The buzz that The Last of Us was able to create even before its release and the subsequent high ratings that followed, promises fans of a masterpiece.

The first season of The Last of Us consisting of 9 episodes will be released on 15 January 2023. The fans can stream the series on HBO Max. The series will be released weekly every Sunday in the US.

Source: RottenTomatoes

Written by Vivek Kumar

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