People have been left in tears after watching the first episode of The Last of US
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People have been left in tears after watching the first episode of The Last of Us TV series.
The new show has been adapted from the legendary video game and the writers stuck very closely to the script of what happens.
While many viewers have already played the game and know how the story plays out, they were still overwhelmed while watching the live-action episode titled 'When You're Lost in the Darkness'.
One scene in particular had people reaching for their tissue boxes.
The original is already painful enough but seeing this part in live action had me balling my eyes out even more😭😭 Pedro Pascal and Nico Parker did such an incredible job 👏🏽🙌🏽 #TheLastOfUsHBO #TheLastOfUs #TLOU pic.twitter.com/37yA5zWRyy— 𝙶𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✖️✖️//💥⏳🥀🐉HAPPY NEW YEAR🥳 (@giselleb1234) January 16, 2023
The opening scene of #TLOU hurt just as much as the game😭— Zach Farrar (@Zach_Farrar14) January 16, 2023
One person said on Twitter: "That was such an incredible, intense episode. They nailed the feel & atmosphere of the game. I loved it...HBO has something truly special here."
Another added: "I’m beyond excited to see the rest of #TLOU. not only are Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey absolutely flawless in their roles, watching the episode felt like watching the gameplay again for the first time."
The TV show is set 20 years after a zombie infection decimated the world.
Pedro Pascal's character Joel is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone.
Alongside Pascal and Ramsey on the cast is Nick Offerman as Bill and Gabriel Luna as Tommy.
The creator of The Last of Us video game franchise, Neil Druckmann, is also on board for the live-action TV series.
After seeing the premiere, people can't recommend the show more.
One viewer wrote: "Everybody should be watching #TLOU this is astounding. Like truly absolutely stunning. It's like a real translation of the game and an incredible adaptation all at once. Positively drowning in this premiere."
A second said: "This show is doing the game SO much justice right now while having its own elements that create an immersive TV show i LOVE this so much so far."
For people who have played the video game, there won't be many surprises lurking in future episodes.
He said: “We won’t run into the same issue as Game of Thrones since Part II doesn’t end on a cliffhanger.”
Druckmann added: “I don’t have any interest in a spinning-plates-go-on-forever show.
“When it becomes a perpetual motion machine, it just can’t help but get kind of … stupid. Endings mean everything to me.”
The show will drop episode each week on HBO Max in the US on Sundays and on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Binge in Australia on Mondays.