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The Last of Us fans are impressed with how accurate Joel is in HBO show

The Last of Us
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The Last of Us fans are praising HBO for the level of detail found in a shot of Joel and Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us TV show

Following the release of our first look at Joel and Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us HBO series, fans of The Last of Us have noticed small details that appear identical to the game. In the new shot, we see Joel and Ellie - aka Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey - with their backs to the camera looking into the distance at what appears to be a crashed plane. Something not actually found in the first The Last of Us game. 

What fans are more concerned with, however, is the level of detail found on Joel’s backpack. As shared in The Last of Us dedicated subreddit, one fan discovered that Pascal’s backpack had duct tape and general wear and tear in the exact same places as Joel does in Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic game. 

Accuracy seems to be a theme with The Last of Us TV show as recent set photos of the production look as if it's been designed to look incredibly similar to the game. If that isn’t reassurance enough that this HBO show is likely to honor its source material, actor Jeffrey Pierce - who played Tommy in the games and will be playing a new character in the series - has said that the scripts for the show he’s read are "breathtaking."

It was also recently announced that The Last of Us creator and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann will be serving as one of the show’s directors. Druckmann, along with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, who will be acting as a writer and producer of the upcoming show, means that the series is likely in good hands. 

Ever wondered what a The Last of Us animated tv show might have looked like? Take a look at this The Last of Us fan-made anime adaptation to find out. 

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.