HBO has launched a new trailer for The Final of Us TV present, or moderately “the” trailer for the present. The one we saw before (opens in new tab) was solely a “teaser” although it is solely 30 seconds shorter, go determine.
The brand new trailer does function all-new footage although, which is good. It begins with Ellie (Bella Ramsey) asking Joel (Pedro Pascal) what retains him going if he would not have hope, to which he provides a heartwarming reply about household earlier than asserting that Ellie is not household, simply “cargo.”
The trailer outlines the pair’s mission to go west within the hopes that they’ll develop a remedy to the setting’s zomboid fungal an infection out of Ellie’s distinctive immunity, all whereas facet characters stress simply how nasty scary a journey it is going to be.
The trailer then cuts to a montage of scenes set to “Take On Me” by A-ha, solely with some lonely piano notes and radio static to present it pathos. It is nonetheless an excellent trailer, do not get me mistaken, however the authorities must intervene and name a moratorium on unhappy, ironic pop music in trailers. This has gone on lengthy sufficient.
Highlights embody a dope-looking deserted mall, full with a recreation of the picture sales space scene with Riley from Final of Us’s enlargement, Left Behind. We additionally bought some clearer pictures of shaggy, gun-toting, publish apocalyptic Nick Offerman as Invoice, which is at all times welcome.
I’ve saved one of the best for final although: that is proper, beloved character actor Scott Shepherd (opens in new tab) is right here! You might bear in mind him from such performances because the doomed romantic, Cardinal Dussolier in The Younger Pope and soiled cop-turned-private safety Harris James from season 3 of True Detective.
Shepherd has but to point out up in The Final of Us’ IMDB credits (opens in new tab) on the time of writing, however you might by no means sneak him previous a real Shep-head like me—that is him virtually chopping Ellie’s face in half with a cleaver and sauntering about with some armed males within the snow.
All-in-all, it appears to be like fairly good! We nonetheless appear to be in the beginning of the nice wave of videogame streaming present diversifications if all these offers and bulletins are to be believed, and to this point Netflix’s Witcher is the one one to essentially hook me. Perhaps HBO could make some magic occur with a status present primarily based on that almost all status present of videogames—they’ve actually bought an excellent solid for it. HBO’s The Final of Us premiers January 15.