Rarely has a series adaptation of a video game stuck so closely to its starting point. Everything in these first images of the series is reminiscent of the game. Whether it's the sets, the music, the atmospheres, the actors, the monsters or the sound design, we're there. And it's going to be hard.
Even better than The Walking Dead?
In a minute and a few seconds, this trailer crushes in terms of rendering ambition all seasons of The Walking Dead. That is to say, even if the latter are beginning to date. As a reminder, the series takes place twenty years after a biological apocalypse and the collapse of civilization as we know it.
The story follows the wake of Joel (Pedro Pascal), a survivor who takes Ellie (Bella Ramsey) under his wing in an attempt to rescue her from the oppressive quarantine zone. What at first was supposed to be an easy job, will become an extraordinary journey for each of the two protagonists.
The first season will be an almost faithful adaptation of the original 2013 game, with however some narrative deviations in the course and nature of events. Series showrunner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) clarified that these changes were made to expand the universe started in the game's story, certainly not to change its nature. The series will air in 2023.