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New 'The Last Of Us' Images Show Off Pedro Pascal As Joel

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New 'The Last Of Us' Images Show Off Pedro Pascal As Joel

Pedro Pascal has been spotted on the set of the upcoming The Last of Us show dressed in Joel's unmistakeable jacket, suggesting that the brutal events of the university scenes in the game will be recreated.

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The adaptation, which was revealed in the spring of last year, will star Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Nico Parker as Sarah, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, and Merle Dandridge is returning to reprise her role as Marlene. Naughty Dog president Neil Druckmann is writing the episodes alongside Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, and the two have confirmed that the show will "enhance" the original story.

"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 - gonk! - OK, jaw drop, that's going in. We have to do that," said Mazin in an interview with BBC Sounds.

While the show may make some creative changes to the original storyline, we are sure that the beginning of this gruelling survival series is going to wrench our hearts out and chuck them into a woodchipper. Check out our compilation of the best starting scenes in video games below!

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Snapped by @KristinRaworth and reshared by @The LastofUsNews on Twitter, this photo of a masked Pascal shows him in a brown jacket and blue shirt with dark jeans. While this is a rather muted outfit, fans reckon he is filming scenes from when Joel and Ellie reach the University of Eastern Colorado following the Fireflies' trail.

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Of course, the show is bound to appeal to players as well as Pedro Pascal fans to The Last Of Us, so I'm not going to spoil anything about the events of this section of the game. It might even be totally moot to share anything if the writers are experimenting with narrative opportunities that the medium of a video game didn't allow for in 2013.

"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?'" added Mazin in the aforementioned interview. "There's no episodic nonsense here. The things that are new and enhancing of the storyline that we're doing are connected in organic, serious ways that I think fans of the game and newcomers alike will appreciate."

HBO's The Last Of Us is expected to premiere in 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog, Disney

Topics: The Last Of Us

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