New photos from The Last of Us show a more detailed view of post-apocalyptic Jackson. They also highlight locations from The Last of Us Part II.
New photos from the set of HBO’s upcoming series The Last of Us give a detailed look at post-apocalyptic Jackson, Wyoming. Following Naughty Dog’s release of The Last of Us in 2013, two film adaptations were attempted and abandoned before HBO announced plans for a television adaptation of the game back in 2020. The series began filming in Calgary in July 2021. It is expected that it will wrap sometime in June 2022. In addition to being PlayStation Productions’ first foray into television, The Last of Us is HBO’s first show based on a video game—which is being jointly produced by Naughty Dog.
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Co-president of Naughty Dog, Neil Druckman—who also worked as a writer and director on The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II—is executive producing and co-writing HBO’s The Last of Us alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). Druckmann will also be serving as the series’ director for some episodes, which will likely recreate favorite moments from the game. The series, which is based on the game, follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), who smuggles Ellie (Bella Ramsey), across America for a militia group known by the Fireflies. The series will also star Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter, Sarah, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, and Merle Dandridge, who reprises her role as Firefly leader Marlene from the games. While set across the U.S., The Last of Us is filming in Canada, with various locations re-worked to replicate iconic locations from the game. For the series, Jackson was transformed from Canmore in Alberta into Canmore.
Images from The Last of Us have surfaced online courtesy of The Last of Us News Updates on Twitter. Fans can see post-apocalyptic Jackson through the set photos. They look like they were taken straight from the games. Specific locations include the Tipsy Bison, Jackson’s school, and Jackson Hole Book Trader. You can see them all below.
The Last of Us’ 10-episode first season will adapt the events of the first game. The story is set twenty years after the initial Cordyceps epidemic. It begins with Joel and Tess at the Boston Quarantine Zone, and ends with Marlene and Ellie. Joel later decides that Tommy, his brother, is a former Firefly and that he can help them find the Fireflies. Joel and Ellie find Tommy and his wife Maria near a hydroelectric dam—which powers Jackson, Wyoming, a thriving community for survivors founded by the pair. That being said, while Jackson is seen in The Last of Us, it isn’t until The Last of Us Part II that players see/reside inside the community.
HBO’s detailed inclusion of Jackson reinforces the idea that The Last of Us series will explore locations and characters that either weren’t in the first game or were merely touched upon. The production has an estimated eight-figure budget per episode and appears to be trying to recreate the look and feel of the source material, while also fleshing it all out. Images previously leaked have shown glimpses at “Austin, Texas” during the initial outbreak, the Boston Quarantine Zone, and Druckmann shared an image of Pascal and Ramsey in full costume—an image as uncanny as the show’s sets.
More: How the Last Of Us Show’s Joel & Ellie Image Compares to The Game
Source: The Last of Us News Updates/Twitter
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