The TV show comes to HBO next year and stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, the two central protagonists of the story—both Game Of Thrones alumni as well.

The series will also star Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec) as Bill and Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) in a role made up for the series, Kathleen, the leader of a revolutionary group in Kansas City, Missouri

You never know how these things will go. Mostly, video game adaptations are a mess and always have been.

And these days, it seems like most creative teams charged with adapting a book or game or anime throw the source material into the meat grinder

Bad video game adaptations made by people who don’t seem to understand either video games or the kinds of stories they tell are a dime a dozen, so it’s rather wonderful to see a show like The Last Of Us

Frankly, this looks about as close to a 1:1 adaptation as you could imagine, from the casting choices to the aesthetic of the post-apocalyptic world

It all looks and feels just like the game. It’s a riveting trailer with very little dialogue. It’s perfect, scary, the clickers look terrifying

It makes me want to play the game again, which I’ve been meaning to do now that the remake is installed on my PS5.