A genre defining cinematic video game from Naughty Dog has been adapted in to a gripping series; The Last of Us.
From the beginning of a global pandemic to the survival of main characters, Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) the Warner Bros. series goes further in depth than the game was able to do with both the protagonists backgrounds, loves and losses as well as iconic NPCs, Tess, Frank, Bill and more.
The series also takes us further back to how it all began. A fungal infection that had only previously been a killer in the insect world, has mutated to humans.
Called Ophiocordyceps, the fungus is spread in two ways.
From a bite of an infected or by inhaling it’s spores.
Just as it does with critters it eats the person from inside, growing internally, consuming and replacing all soft organs turning the infected in to zombies.
The fungus’ main goal is to reproduce to a new host and controls its human body with feral ferocity in its search for a fresh human.
Players of 2013’s The Last of Us video game, exclusive to PlayStation, will recognise iconic moments and scenes recreated for live action.
The Last of Us series is not another zombie story. It’s something very different, and with recent worldwide events also has an element of reality.
Myself a fan of both games, I watched the series with a somewhat critical view., and loved it.
Whether you played the game, a fan of the game or neither The Last of Us is one of the best series to stream right now on HBO.