From Edmonton and High River to the busy streets of Calgary, HBO’s The Last Of Us has steadily been filming its way through the better part of Alberta. Their next stop? Canmore – and on this leg of their tour they want YOU to have your 15 minutes!
“Canmore is about to look a lot more like a post-apocalyptic Jackson, Wyoming! HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ is coming to town and will be shooting at various locations within the downtown core throughout November,” the Town of Canmore wrote on their website.
According to the recent statement, residents can expect to see “aesthetic changes and road closures around the downtown area” throughout November and were told to keep their eyes peeled for horses, and a few new and familiar faces.
📌 Canmore resident receives notification about #TheLastofUs Filming
“An interesting surprise I found on my door this evening.”
“Canmore (the stand in for Jackson).”
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— The Last of Us on HBO – Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) November 2, 2021
Starring Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Narcos) and Bella Ramsey (Game Of Thrones), the show, which is based on a video game of the same name, will follow Joel, a smuggler who is tasked with escorting a young girl across post-apocalyptic America.
Expected to be among the most expensive TV productions of all time, The Last Of Us has staged some incredibly elaborate scenes all over the province so to say that we’re stoked to see what they do with Banff’s neighbouring town, is an understatement.
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However, it’s not even the anticipation of it all that we’re the most excited about!
The best part is that if you act fast, you could be cast as an extra on the show.
According to a post made by Keep Alberta Rolling on Facebook (which was brought to our attention by on Twitter), superfans aged 8 and older are encouraged to send a headshot – no selfies – to [email protected]. Curiocity has reached out to Keep Alberta Rolling and to that email address to see if the casting call is still active, but has not received a response.
For more information about road closures or what to expect over the next month, you can visit Canmore’s official city website here.
Not in the immediate area? Fear not – it’s rumored that filming will also continue in the Calgary area in and around Crescent Heights high school. Though this cannot be confirmed as of right now, it would make complete sense given that in the coming weeks, road closures are expected along Centre B Street at 13th Avenue NW – but we will keep you updated as more information comes available!
Remember, be respectful, be patient and keep your eye out! Who knows what they’ll be up to next!