A major hospital scene is teased in new set photographs from the upcoming HBO survival horror television series “The Last of Us”. The 10-episode series will follow hardened survivor Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) as he ventures through a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested United States to bring Ellie (Bella Ramsey) to the militant faction known as the Fireflies, based on the 2013 Naughty Dog video game of the same name. Through Ellie’s innate immunity, the rogue gang seeks to construct a cure for the world’s fungal sickness.
The new program is presently being shot in Calgary, Canada, with many of its streets doubling that of cities in the United States. It was created by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and the original “The Last of Us” video game co-creator Neil Druckmann. Hunters, vicious scavengers, chase Joel through the streets of Kansas Metropolis, a locale reportedly modified from the game’s intended city of Pittsburgh, according to recent set images. The series adaptation of the original material has exhibited a high level of realism in multiple videos and photos from the sets, and the new shots of the hospital follow that pattern.
Recent set photographs published on Twitter by @HBOsTheLastofUs show a dressed hospital interior that will most likely serve as the setting for a critical moment in The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie finally arrive at their target, the Firefly hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the original game. Joel awakens in a gloomy hospital with Firefly leader Marlene (Merle Dandridge), who informs him that Ellie is being prepared for an operation and that the young girl must die in order for the vaccine to be made. Joel battles his way to the operating room, kills the doctors, and saves Ellie’s life, but robs the world of a cure in an act of love and selfishness. Below are some photographs from the hospital setting.
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The set photographs depict Saint Mary’s Hospital as it appeared in the original game. The set properly captures the dirty and claustrophobic interiors of “The Last of Us” level, complete with decrepit halls, ammunition boxes, and bloodstains. According to reports, the scene was shot in a hospital that is still operational.
The first “The Last of Us” game was published in 2013 to great excitement and critical acclaim. The game’s familiar yet bold tale resonated with consumers, but the game’s heartbreaking conclusion catapulted it to a level of storytelling rarely seen in the genre. Newcomers to the franchise will be in for a treat if the upcoming HBO series can even come close to replicating the brief heart-wrenching tale that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.