When the world began to say goodbye The walking deadHBO Max decided it was time to jump on the vacuum of zombie TV shows by greenlighting a series based on The Last of Us. And now that two episodes of the series have aired, it’s safe to say that the decision was brilliant. Similar to the television series it inspired, The Last of Us game arrived when it felt like the zombie outbreak of the late 2000s and early 2010s was nearing its apex. It seemed unlikely that yet another zombie-centric IP could excite the general public, but the cinematic storytelling The Last of Us groundbreaking elevated the game beyond “simple zombie stuff” into high-quality fiction, regardless of genre and setting.
The last two episodes of The Last of Us has already set the bar for zombie stories higher than ever with its brutal realism and stunning effects. In the video linked above, you can check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the second episode.