The Final of Us premieres immediately on HBO – PlayStation.Weblog

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Right here’s a sentence that I by no means thought I’d sort: The Final of Us airs its first episode tonight on HBO and HBO Max. 

It’s a surreal feeling. Simply suppose: In a number of quick hours, Joel and Ellie might be launched to the whole world in a complete new medium. I’m extremely grateful to the  crew at Naughty Canine, HBO, Sony Footage Leisure, PlayStation Productions, and naturally the forged and crew members that helped get us to this  historic second.  

I’m notably thrilled that we discovered Pedro and Bella to play our iconic leads, Joel and Ellie. I can’t look ahead to the world to expertise their portrayals and the remainder of these unforgettable characters in a completely new approach. 

Naughty Canine’s Co-President Neil Druckmann additionally needed to drop by with a fast message for you people: 

“It’s been an unimaginable honor (and certainly one of my life’s highlights) to collaborate with Craig Mazin and the crew at HBO to convey The Final of Us to life as a TV present. Intense pleasure doesn’t start to explain my emotions to how the present turned out. I deeply imagine it captures the soul of the sport that so lots of you’ve gotten fallen in love with. As you’ll be able to think about, I’m extraordinarily excited (and intensely nervous) for PlayStation and Naughty Canine followers to dive into the primary episode and expertise for themselves the love the forged and crew has poured into this adaptation. From myself and everyone at Naughty Canine, thanks! It is because of your unbelievable ardour and assist that this present exists! We’re without end grateful! Endure and survive!”

– Neil Druckmann, Co-President, Naughty Canine

And one other fast observe for you The Final of Us veterans. The HBO present follows the broad beats of the general story from the sport, and is kind of trustworthy in tone and spirit. However hopefully it received’t come as a shock that this isn’t a beat-by-beat, line-by-line adaptation of the video games. Neil, Craig and the manufacturing crew took this chance to weave in new characters, themes, and places — solely the place they felt true to the characters and the world, the “soul” of The Final of Us. Generally this was achieved to increase on concepts solely briefly explored within the video games, or as a result of it higher served the narrative construction of an episodic present.  

However relaxation assured, The Final of Us stays true to the soul of the video games. I hope you’ll be a part of us tonight, and positively tell us what you suppose! 

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