[Warning: This story contains The Last of Us spoilers from season 1.] The Kansas City QZ isn’t the only new area being explored The last of us. HBO’s live-action adaptation of the PlayStation video game has already deviated from its source material, altering the death of Anna Torv’s Tess and the all-new love story of Nick Offerman’s Bill and Murray Bartlett’s Frank (who only appears in the game after he has already appeared). ) is to be expanded. died). Sunday’s episode 4, “Please Hold My Hand,” also gets off track when hardened survivor and smuggler Joel (Pedro Pascal) and his “cargo” – the bitten but immune Ellie (Bella Ramsey) – find themselves a wrong turn in Kansas City, Missouri.
The fourth episode introduces two new mold apocalypse survivors: Kathleen (Yellow jackets star Melanie Lynskey), described by HBO as “the ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement,” and Perry (The last of us game actor Jeffrey Pierce), a rebel in the former FEDRA-controlled quarantine zone in Kansas City.
Is Kathleen in? The last of us Game?
Kathleen is an original character created for HBOs The last of us. During the day a panel at the CCXP convention in Brazil, series writer and showrunner Craig Mazin revealed that Lynskey would “play a leader of a group known in the game as the Hunters”.
“[Melanie’s Kathleen] is a very complicated character,” Mazin said. for her. One of the things that [The Last of Us game writer and series co-creator Neil Druckmann] created with the game was this philosophy that no one is ever pure good, no one is ever pure bad; we have the capacity to do both. And Melanie Lynskey plays someone who I think you’re going to hate and then love.”
The last of us: The hunters, explained
In The last of us game, the fighters were a hostile faction they encountered in post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh, not Kansas City. After violently rebelling against FEDRA to take over the military-controlled Pittsburgh QZ, the rebels became territorial hunters who would prey on “tourists”: the name for travelers who would be killed and looted for trespassing.
The hunters “take on a slightly different role [on the show],” Druckmann explained in a recent interview. “Because I love the idea that there aren’t just good guys and bad guys. Everyone is trying to survive, everyone is trying to live life to the fullest.”
Druckmann continued, “But often the ends compete with each other, and that’s where the interesting things happen. The different philosophies of how to survive – or do the ends justify the means? – tell what the story is really about in new ways than we did in the game.”
Mazin added, “We didn’t have to fulfill a need that the video game had, which was to send NPCs to you. You have to kill a lot of people in that video game, but for us violence was pretty serious, and we didn’t want people for it So when enemies come, it was important for us to ask the question, “Why are they enemies? What do they want?” They’re not just bad people. From their point of view, this is all logical and justifiable, and that was interesting to explore.”
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