HBO's The Last Of Us TV Show Starts Filming In July, Report Says

The eagerly anticipated post-apocalyptic show starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey could start filming soon.

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With Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey cast in the lead roles for HBO's The Last of Us TV show, production is now set to begin relatively soon. It's been discovered that production could start as soon as July in Calgary, with filming expecting to run for a period of about a year.

A listing on the Director's Guild of Canada, reported on by CBC, reveals that filming could start in Calgary on July 5 and wrap up on June 8, 2022.

Representatives for HBO did not write back to CBC's request for comment. The site reported that it has been rumored for months that a "massive production" is coming to Calgary.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney recently teased a "very exciting announcement" for the region's film and TV sector. "[It] will be the largest ever, I believe, film or television production in Canadian history," Kenney said.

Pascal, who stars on The Mandalorian, has been cast as Joel, with Game of Thrones' Bella Ramsey lined up to play Ellie. Neil Druckmann, the writer and director of the game series, is writing the TV show alongside Craig Mazin. Mazin is known for writing the Hangover and Scary movie sequels, as well as more serious fare like HBO's Chernobyl. Mazin is also attached to write the new Borderlands movie that has a fantastic cast of huge names.

Recently, Druckmann spoke about how the Last of Us TV show will deviate significantly from the games. "Some of my favorite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story, and I can't wait for people to see them," he said.

As for the game series, Naughty Dog might make The Last of Us 3, or potentially a new IP, as its next game. On the more immediate horizon, Naughty Dog is developing a standalone Last of Us multiplayer game.

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