Another day, another update on the Alberta-filmed HBO Series, The Last of Us. If you’ve been following along, then you’ve already seen and heard about sightings in Calgary, but it seems they’ve recently moved production over to Edmonton! Feast your eyes, fans, because photos of the set were just shared on Twitter and if you weren’t excited before, you will be now.
Recognized as being one of the most expensive TV shows ever made, The Last of Us, follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) a smuggler and Ellie (Bella Ramsay), who, together are trying to escape a post-apocalyptic America. This particular story is actually based on a video game of the same name – which sold 17 million copies worldwide in 2008.
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As you can imagine, general audiences can expect rubble, debris, ash, and drama as the story unfolds – while Albertan audiences can expect all of that but in their backyard as well as their screens.
Though the very first photo of the show (which was released last week) shows something a little more serene, photos posted on a popular fan page show a set far crazier than the grassy hills and CGI’d plane wreck you see above.
First images from the set of The Last of Us HBO in Edmonton, AB, CA!
— The Last of Us on HBO – Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) October 5, 2021
The Last of Us universe is coming to life on HBO and it looks so beautiful!
— The Last of Us on HBO – Status (@HBOsTheLastofUs) October 6, 2021
With flipped cars, cement barricades and dust, Edmonton’s downtown area has been completely transformed, and honestly, if it looks this good through an iPhone lens imagine what it’ll look like with a little Hollywood magic. Luckily we’ll only have to wait until 2022 to find out!
Shoutout to those who are in the buildings and on the ground sharing photos of everything and anything TLOU – keep it up, team, you guys are amazing.
Everyone else, keep your eyes open! You may never know when or what you’ll see in and around your area.