There Were Talks Of A Last Of Us Animated Series, Actor Says

HBO’s The Last of Us actor Jeffrey Pierce–who additionally acted within the online game series–has revealed that there have been discussions about making the online game adaptation an animated collection.

During a latest Entertainment Weekly interview, Pierce–who performed Joel’s brother Tommy within the recreation and a insurgent soldier named Perry within the show–discussed the method of bringing the story to life for tv and the way he was requested to do a desk learn.

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Pierce went on to share his ideas on the concept of The Last of Us film, which was rumored early on however by no means noticed the sunshine of day, saying that he did not suppose it could’ve labored given its runtime. The actor went on to disclose that there have been even discussions about making the variation an animated collection with movement seize earlier than HBO picked it up.

“As good as it was, it was never gonna be a great movie,” Pierce stated. “In a two-hour runtime, how are you gonna tell 14, 17 hours of story? Then I think that there was some conversation about it maybe being an animation motion-capture movie series at some point, and that seemed like a good idea, but we’ve been down that road.”

After the premiere of the collection, The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann revealed that Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Booksmart’s Kaitlyn Dever had been each thought of for the function of Ellie within the film adaptation. However, the film was canceled and by the point HBO acquired the collection, each actors had been too outdated to play the 14-year-old protagonist.

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