Pedro Pascal Compares The Last of Us TV Series To The Mandalorian
The age of the streaming service has vitalized the creativity of the television industry the past decade, allowing for larger than life stories to be told in peoples’ homes. Many of these streaming services are betting big budgets on adaptations of classic video game franchises, especially HBO with their live-action series based on The Last of Us. The series will star Pedro Pascal, who is already well versed in extensions of classic franchises with his work on Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian. Now, the actor has spoken about the similarities he sees between working on these two projects.
GQ recently interviewed Pedro Pascal as a part of his press tour for his new film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Considering that The Last of Us TV series is Pascal’s next big project that he is currently working on, the interview shifted towards that series and its original games. In the interview, Pascal talks about wanting to honor the source material and its fans, as well as the delicate balance between authenticity and switching things up to avoid repetition and fostering fresh experiences. In regards to adaptation and respect for pre-existing lore, Pascal actually compared it to his other well-known work on The Mandalorian:
It’s similar to the way Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni treat The Mandalorian, in how [Mazin and Druckmann] are treating The Last of Us — it’s in good hands because they love it so much. Well, clearly Neil created the video game, but Craig loves it so much. So it really is made for the people that love it. And there’s some very intense storytelling for people who might be less familiar.”
Pedro Pascal also confirms that he tried playing The Last of Us, but struggled fairly quickly and admits his inferior skill. Luckily his nephew was able to play the game and allow him more exposure to the story, though only an incomplete playthrough of the game. Pascal said that he didn’t want to imitate the game’s version of Joel too much, though acknowledges his fear that it may be the wrong move to do so. Regardless, Pascal has proven his merit as an actor before. Hopefully his decision-making isn’t as received controversially as Naughty Dog’s decisions for The Last of Us Part II.
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