The runtime of HBO’s The Last of us opening episode has been made public, and it seems that there will be a lot of action right away. Naughty Dog’s team created The Last of Us as an adaptation of the well-known video game series. Throughout the entire season, viewers will follow Joel and Ellie as they travel across a post-apocalyptic America that is overrun with zombie-like creatures. The Last of Us has received praise for being among the most cinematic video games ever since the initial game’s debut, and HBO is hoping that the TV version will confirm this.
The Last of Us’ official runtime has been confirmed to be 1 hour and 25 minutes, as noted by Twitter user DomTheBomb, who also noted that HBO revised its release schedule. The Last of Us game could receive fresh additions and unexpected surprises because to the premiere’s lengthy running time. If the subsequent episodes of The Last of Us season 1 are as long as the debut, there might be more than 12 hours of content available to viewers.
Pedro Pascal from The Mandalorian, who plays the grizzled survivor and smuggler Joel, and Bella Ramsey from Game of Thrones, who plays the enigmatic teenage Ellie, are the performances that carry The Last of Us. Joel is given the assignment of escorting Ellie to a group known as the “Fireflies” via the American wasteland after learning that she is immune to the virus that has been ravaging the world. In The Last of Us Ellie is considered the franchise’s most important character, even replacing Joel as the main playable character in the second game, The Last of Us Part II, therefore Ramsey’s portrayal of the character will make or break the series.
Ramsey is well-positioned to provide a strong performance as Ellie thanks to her role as the youthful leader Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones. The actor has demonstrated her ability to flawlessly capture Ellie’s “adult beyond her years” demeanour. The Last of Us’s gameplay and approach to Ellie’s narrative have been fixed by HBO’s alteration of the timeframe. The Last of Us: Left Behind, which centred on Ellie’s friendship with Riley three weeks prior to the events of the game, and the original game are both adapted for the first season of the television programme. The lengthy first episode will help make exciting changes like this possible. This decision gives the audience access to Ellie’s backstory much earlier than game players did.