A shot from “The Last of Us'” set suggests the show will recreate a laundry action scenario from the games. The upcoming “Last of Us” show features a smuggler who is charged with escorting a teenage girl across a post-apocalyptic United States plagued with zombie-like animals, based on the 2013 video game of the same name. The HBO series Joel and Ellie stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, both of whom have previously appeared in Game of Thrones. Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) also appears as Joel’s younger brother Tommy.
Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the creators of HBO’s successful miniseries Chernobyl and the creative director for The Last of Us games, are the writers and executive producers for the project. Since July 2021, the post-apocalyptic series has been filming in several sites around Canada, with filming slated to end in June 2022. Until then, new images from “The Last of Us” set are emerging, hinting just how similar HBO’s adaptation will be to the source material.
The actors and crew “just recorded a scene of a truck slamming into the laundry,” according to the latest behind-the-scenes look from @TheLastofUsNews on Twitter. Unfortunately, the user was unable to record footage, but an aerial image of the destroyed coin laundromat depicts the aftermath. Take a look at the snapshot of the set below:
“I didn’t get a video unfortunately but they just filmed a scene of a truck crashing into the laundromat”
— The Last of Us Updates (@TheLastofUsNews) April 5, 2022
If this claim is correct, it seems that season 1 of HBO’s “The Last of Us” will recreate the laundromat action sequence from 2013 original “The Last of Us”, which season 1 will directly replicate. Joel is driving a pickup truck with Ellie dozing in the passenger seat when they are ambushed by survivors, slammed by a train, and spun out before smashing into a laundry in the game. They regain consciousness moments later and must fight their way out of the abandoned structure, which is packed with infected and other survivors closing in on them.
Fans of “The Last of Us” will be pleased to learn that the program will recreate at least a portion of the popular action sequence from the first game. Despite some big modifications to the video game timeline, it appears that the HBO series is making a strong effort to stay true to the games, which is no surprise given that Druckmann is on board. HBO hasn’t revealed much about the production process, so depending on unofficial photographs like these to get a sense of the exact direction their adaptation is headed might be challenging. However, for the time being, this new appearance should help viewers relax a little more, knowing that the show is working hard to create a true adaptation.