You would not anticipate a trailer that includes fungal zombies and a-ha’s 1985 hit “Take On Me” to make you tear up, however the trailer for HBO’s The Final of Us one way or the other manages to do all that… and extra.
The difference of the hit online game The Final of Us takes us right into a future the place the world has been ravaged by a parasitic an infection—which sees victims devolve into monsters often called clickers. Though many individuals have managed to outlive this apocalypse, there may be nonetheless no identified remedy. That is the place smuggler Joel (Pedro Pascal) is available in: He is tasked with carrying a treasured cargo westward. That cargo? A headstrong teenager named Ellie (Bella Ramsey), whose immunity to an infection could make her the important thing to saving the world.
This newest trailer for The Final of Us does an important job establishing the reluctant relationship between Joel and Ellie and bringing the world of the online game to life. Maybe most affecting are the teaser’s nods to the present’s supply materials. Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who voiced and offered the movement seize for Joel and Ellie within the online game, make fast appearances. Baker seems to be enjoying a henchman for antagonist David, whereas Johnson is probably enjoying Ellie’s mom Anna. Oh, and that music enjoying all through many of the trailer? That is “Take On Me,” used to devastating impact in The Final of Us: Half II. So is The Final of Us present going to make us cry like the sport did? Based mostly on this trailer, all indicators level to sure.
The Final of Us premieres Jan. 15 at 9 pm E.T. on HBO and HBO Max.