In a conversation with ComicBook, actor Gabriel Luna has dropped hints that the release window for HBO’s The Last of Us TV series could be sooner than we think. Luna, who is best known for his work on Terminator: Dark Fate and featured as Ghost Rider on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, will be playing Tommy Miller in HBO’s adaptation of the hit video game series. During the interview, he laid out some nuggets of information relating to the show, currently filming.
"Right now, my primary focus is The Last of Us.” Luna says. “So excited to complete my work there on season one and then we're going to have a really fun adventure there.
“I look forward to everyone having an opportunity to check that out whenever it may come out. I'm not in the scheduling department, but it'd be sooner than later."
Luna described the games as “just beautiful, beautiful works of art and to step into it has been really exciting”.
Tommy was originally portrayed by Jeffrey Pierce across both games. Surprisingly, Pierce was not cast as Tommy, but instead will feature as an original character called Perry, described as a “rebel.”
In a recent interview, Pierce confirmed that he’d flipped through a couple of scripts for the HBO series, describing them as “breathtaking”, further adding that “every piece of tone and texture of the game exists in the writing and then it’s a hundred times more because you get to do so much more [because] it’s all cinematic it’s not at all gameplay.”
The Last of Us TV series will be based on the events from Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed post-pandemic title, charting a dangerous trek across what remains of the US as Joel smuggles an immune 14-year old Ellie to a military group, The Fireflies, in a bid to create a vaccine for the Cordyceps virus.