Craig Mazin, co-creator of The Last of Us HBO show, has revealed that the Season 1 ending may have been a bit totally different. The director of the finale, Ali Abbasi, had been “enjoying round with” how the episode ends, however there was plenty of dialogue on whether or not to maintain the final scene trustworthy to the online game sequence or not. Mazin explains how the workforce selected the final shot of the season.
[Warning: Spoilers of the The Last of Us Season 1 finale ahead!]
The Final of Us Season 1 ending may have been “barely longer”
In an interview with GQ, Mazin shared that Abbasi had a barely totally different tackle the ending that would have labored simply as effectively:
[Abbasi] had this considered simply enjoying out this barely longer, sadder model the place Ellie says, ‘okay’, after which she turns and walks away. And Joel takes care of her. We see the 2 of them strolling, probably not collectively however aside, down in the direction of Jackson. It lingers after which fades.
Mazin believes that this ending can be been “lovely” too and brought on plenty of “meta-discussion” by the workforce, which seemingly concerned Neil Druckmann too, significantly on whether or not online game followers can be irritated or offended at this potential change.
In the long run, the manufacturing determined to err on the aspect of warning and make the close-up of Ellie the ultimate shot. Mazin explains that protecting the shot on Ellie made the ending extra suspenseful, not figuring out how she feels about Joel’s account of what occurred with the Fireflies.