Filming for HBO’s Alberta-shot series The Last Of Us is back underway and with every update that the network releases, we get more excited to see it take the small screen.
Since cameras started rolling in July of 2021, we’ve seen familiar streets, buildings and even communities completely transformed, so while it’s not surprising that Calgary’s Northland Village Mall was next, it is just as intriguing as ever.
In photos obtained by @thelastofushbos on Twitter, the shopping centre can be seen in ruins, with leaves vines and dirt covering the floor, however, it’s unclear if they’re still filming in the area or if they’ve moved on. Curiocity reached out to Northland and this story will be updated accordingly.
— The Last of Us HBO Series Updates (@TheLastOfUsHBOs) January 14, 2022
Of course, this post-apocalyptic make-under isn’t unusual! As those who are familiar with the video-game adaption know all too well, this is exactly what we’ve come to expect from set designers.
Starring Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsay (Game of Thrones), ‘The Last Of Us’ takes place shortly after civilization is destroyed by a deadly virus (which would explain the mess.)
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Escorted by a smuggler named Joel (Pascal), a young survivor named Ellie (Ramsay) will venture across America in hopes of a better, safer future – though the journey will be anything but easy.
Said to be the most expensive TV show ever made, HBO’s upcoming series is set to premiere later this year with a large fanbase of those who have played the popular game or any of its sequels.
Don’t believe the hype? In just over 24 hours since verifying their Instagram account, over 20,000 people have followed, liked and commented on their first and only post. That’s some serious fan-power!
As always we’ll continue to keep you up to date on everything in and around Alberta to do with The Last of Us filming, but until the next one – get pumped! With the account up and running, it’s only a matter of time until we get a teaser trailer.