Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us series, opened up about the “different avenues” that will be explored on the TV show.
“I think people are going to like [the adaptation]“, Ramsey told SheKnows (opens in a new tab). “I know people were worried about that, of course. When something is so valuable to you as a viewer – as a player – of course you’re going to worry about adaptation.”
Ramsey explained that the HBO series will be “very respectful” of the game, but the adaptation, written by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, will bring “new life” to the story.
“He explores different avenues that haven’t been explored so much in the game,” Ramsey said. “It was so much fun to do, such an experience. I hope [audiences] also feel this experience when they go on an adventure with us.”
Mazin had previously referred to slight deviations from the source material, telling the BBC (opens in a new tab)“The changes we’re making are designed to fill in and expand things, not undo them, but rather make them better.”
Filming has now wrapped for the first season of The Last of Us series, which also stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel and Gabriel Luna as Tommy. HBO boss Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab) that the series should be released “early 2023”.
A remake of the original 2013 game, titled The Last of Us: Part 1, is set to release on September 2. Learn more about Pascal other project in early 2023, be sure to check out our complete guide to The Mandalorian season 3.