Brazil’s CCXP22 continues to yield huge nerd dividends this weekend, as HBO used the South American Comedian-Con to debut the primary full trailer at this time for its TV adaptation of critically acclaimed online game The Final Of Us.
And, yep, that certain is The Final Of Us! Followers of the sequence—a few hardened survivor named Joel (Pedro Pascal within the present) who has to move a younger woman named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) throughout a zombie-ravaged America—will acknowledge just about each body of this factor, monitoring moments from all through the primary sport within the sequence. (Though the trailer’s huge needle drop, A-ha’s “Take On Me,” is as an alternative lifted from The Final Of Us Half II.)
The extent of faithfulness on show right here is definitely so excessive, in truth, that it’s not clear who showrunner Craig Mazin is essentially making this sequence for; possibly individuals who simply wish to see Nick Offerman play a paranoid survivalist sort who’s not Ron Swanson? Ramsey and Pascal, not less than, have clearly discovered how you can match these characters like a glove; the trailer’s lightest second comes early, when Ellie—who’s proof against the damaging fungus that’s turned a lot of the remainder of the planet into mushroom zombies—has enjoyable freaking Joel out by pretending to show. (And, yeah, that’s fairly par for the course for “gentle” within the Final Of Us universe.)
The trailer ends on an enormous monster reveal, displaying off one of many brutal “Bloaters” who make up a number of of the video games’ uncommon boss encounters. We additionally get a take a look at Storm Reid as Ellie’s previous good friend Riley, assuring followers of the sequence that the present’s first season can even give attention to the tragic backstory revealed within the first sport’s downloadable content material.
The Final Of Us debuts on HBO on January 15.