Ellie is confirmed to keep her sexuality on the screen adaptation of 'The Last of Us.'
'The Last of Us' is coming to HBO, and the writer & producer Craig Mazin confirms the show will be sticking to the source material. This means the character of 'Ellie,' who was revealed to be gay in the first expansion pack titled 'Left Behind' will remain homosexual in the adaptation for TV as well.
Ellie’s orientation was a huge topic of conversation amongst the video gamers when it first surfaced. The recent news should now address the diversity concerns regarding this sensitive subject.
In an early trailer for the upcoming sequel in the video game series, Naughty Dog opted to display Ellie kissing another woman, further cementing her sexuality. Therefore, the TV series walking on the same shoes will only stress the significance of a gay protagonist.
There’s still a lot to learn about the upcoming series besides the fact that Ellie will be gay, and the show will follow the events of the first game. Some reports suggest the latter episodes in the series are likely to feature contents from the video game sequel, 'The Last of Us Part 2.'
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While the highly anticipated sequel releases within the next couple of months, precisely on 29th May on Playstation 4, the HBO show will air much later. Thus, it does make sense for the latter episodes to feature events from 'The Last of Us Part 2,' leaving HBO with further contents to work on.
The Last of Us “follows the journey of Joel, a smuggler with a dark past who is traveling across the post-apocalyptic US, along with a 14-year-old girl Ellie, who he has to deliver safely as she may be the answer to cure a deadly pandemic that is turning people into monsters.”
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Earlier, the announcement to adapt the survival horror video game to a TV series left fans across the world stunned.
The creator of the highly acclaimed Chernobyl series, Craig Mazin, will be working alongside game director Neil Druckmann as they work together on the script. Additionally, the president of the video game company, Evan Wells, will also be serving as an executive producer alongside Neil.
Executive producer Neil Druckmann said in a statement:
From the first time I sat down to talk with Craig, I was equally blown away by his approach to narrative, and his love and deep understanding of The Last of Us. With Chernobyl, Craig and HBO created a tense, harrowing, emotional masterpiece. I couldn’t think of better partners to bring the story of The Last of Us to life as a television show.
'The Last of Us' is co-produced by HBO and Sony Pictures Television with PlayStation Productions joining the ride in the abroad train. Details of cast and the release date is yet to be confirmed.
Watch: THE LAST OF US 2 Joel Trailer (2019) PS4 HD