The Last of Us HBO TV 1

Bella Ramsey, the star of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us, knows you’re concerned about the upcoming show – but insists you’re going to love it, as she believes it “honours” the game. Live action adaptations of video games tend to be hit or miss, with the most recent example being Resident Evil. But according to Ramsey, this is one conversion that will be well-received.

“I think people are going to love [the show],” the young actress told SheKnows. “I know there were people worried about it, of course. When something is so precious to you as a viewer – as a gamer – of course you’re going to be worried about the adaptation. But honestly, I think people are going to love it. It very much follows the emotional beats of the game, and it’s very respectful of the game and honours the game.”

Despite all this, Ramsey was eager to add that it’s not a complete retread: “It explores different avenues that weren’t explored so much in the game. I do think people are going to love it. I hope they do. It was so much fun to make, such an experience. I hope that [audiences] feel that experience too when they come on the adventure with us.”

Filming has now concluded on the television show, ahead of a release next year. In the meantime, we’ll have PS5 remake The Last of Us: Part I to keep us occupied, which Naughty Dog has insisted is not a cash grab.

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