THE LAST OF US
Created by: Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Torv, Gabriel Luna, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard
Not many of us have “appointment viewing” shows anymore, but The Last of Us is the latest series to grab audiences and demand you watch new episodes as they air every Sunday on HBO. The series is based on the video game of the same name from Naughty Dog Productions and is created for TV by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic 2023, twenty years after a fungal infection stemming from the Cordyceps plant wiped out most of the population. There are few survivors and hoard of zombies known as the Clickers. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) stars as Joel, a survivor who has had many losses along the way, including loved ones. He finds himself protecting young Ellie, a 14-year-old girl who was infected but seems to have an immunity against the virus. She’s played by Bella Ramsey.
Here’s my review