Actor Gabriel Luna has just made a confirmation to fans that The Last of Us is finally in production.
Gabriel Luna, an actor who is part of the ensemble for the Last of Us adaptation of HBO, has confirmed the start of the production of the video game to be turned into a television series. In his Instagram post, the actor shared a photo that was snapped on the set in Alberta, Canada. The photo indicates that filming has indeed begun.
In the photo, Luna appears opposite Pedro Pascal, who is also headlining the series as the video game’s main character and protagonist, Joe Miller. That is why Luna has written a #MillerTime hashtag. Meanwhile, Nico Parker, who joined the series earlier this week to play Sarah, Joel’s daughter, can also be spotted behind them.
Actor Luna joined the project in early 2021 as the brother of Joel, Tommy, who is a former member of the militia group that is known to be the Fireflies. Given that they are sitting in a car, fans can only guess that they might be getting ready to film the version of the prologue stage of the game, where the Miller clan attempts to escape Austin’s suburbs while the Cordyceps virus’s outbreak goes on.
The news that the show will start production in July first spread around in April. Regardless of that, the cast and the crew will have a long shoot ahead of them. Reports stated that the first season is not scheduled to wrap filming until at least June of 2022. However, it is not clear how Pascal seeks to fit this with the commitments made to the third season of The Mandalorian. Nevertheless, thanks to the first position deal that he signed with HBO, The Last of Us takes priority over the other series.
Bella Ramsey will also join the cast of the HBO adaptation as Ellie, the 14-year old girl whom Joel is given the task to smuggle across the country. In addition, Merle Dandridge, who made her appearance in both games for The Last of Us as the leader of the Firefly leader Marlene, is reprising her role on the television show as well.
Craig Amzin is also co-writing the series with the Naughty Dog president Neil Druckmann. Moreover, Kantemir Bakagov, Jasmila Žbanić, and Ali Abbasi are the directors, with Balagov in charge of the pilot episode.
HBO, on the other hand, still has not announced the premiere date for The Last of Us.
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