New photographs demonstrate how HBO’s “The Last of Us” series will bring the game’s Jackson, Wyoming setting to life. “The Last of Us” is a 2013 film that follows the adventures of Joel Miller, a gruff man who meets a girl named Ellie. The duo journeys across the American wasteland, which has been destroyed by “clickers,” a horde of zombie-like creatures infected with a mutant fungus. The series is presently under production and is set to premiere in 2022. As original characters Kim Tembo, Pedro Pascal, and Bella Ramsey star alongside Anna Torv, Murray Bartlett, Gabriel Luna, and Natasha Mumba.
The game follows Ellie and Joel as they travel across the United States of America to various real-life sites. The couple goes through numerous well-known cities throughout the game, including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Boulder, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Jackson, Wyoming. Joel’s experience during the start of the apocalypse outside Austin, Texas is also detailed in the game’s prologue, but by the time the plot takes up again 20 years later, he is working as a smuggler in Boston. “The Last of Us“ set photos have already established that both of those places will appear.
We Are the “Last Of Us” On Twitter, the HBO account revealed information on one of the series’ locations. Beginning November 15, HBO will begin filming in Canmore, Alberta, which will serve as a stand-in for Jackson, Wyoming in the game. The photographs are low-resolution, but they are digital mock-ups of the city’s main gates, animal paddocks, and a Christmas-themed town square. Take a look at the photographs below:
Images from HBO’s PowerPoint presentation at the Council meeting in Canmore, the town that will transform into Jackson this November for the filming of #TheLastofUs
— The Last of Us on HBO – Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) November 2, 2021
Jackson is one of the remaining enclosed communities in the game that has managed to keep infected at bay. The village is run by Joel’s brother Tommy and his wife Maria, and here is also where Ellie and Joel have a pivotal character moment on their journey. If the series continues, the setting will be essential in “The Last of Us” II as well.
It’s unclear whether Jackson will be the setting for more than one episode this season. “The Last of Us”, on the other hand, is one of Canada’s most popular television shows. This means that viewers can expect to see Ellie and Joel’s far-reaching journey brought to life in the most detailed way possible.