HBO shared its first manufacturing nonetheless of The Last of Us TV present, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, on Sunday. The picture exhibits the duo from the again, every carrying their signature worn backpacks, and staring at a destroyed business airplane. Joel is carrying a blue denim shirt and holding a Carhart in his fingers, whereas Ellie is carrying a darkish pink hoodie — much like the shirt she wears within the first game.

The nonetheless’s launch celebrates two dates. First, HBO is acknowledging that the collection is formally in manufacturing forward of its 2022 launch window. But Sept. 26 can be the day of the primary outbreak in The Last of Us, which noticed the loss of Joel’s younger daughter and plunged the world into the apocalypse that gamers have already spent two video games navigating.

In its screenshot reveal tweet, HBO particularly calls out Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Mazin is greatest identified for his work on Chernobyl as a writer-producer, and is serving the identical function on The Last of Us. Druckmann is the co-president of Naught Dog, co-directed and wrote the unique The Last of Us game, and is a co-writer/govt producer on the HBO collection.

Druckmann, Mazin, Pascal, and Ramsey all shared the picture on Sunday night time:

From the again, the characters look almost similar to their digital counterparts — one thing Druckmann particularly calls out in his tweet. Even small particulars just like the duct tape on Joel’s bag or Ellie’s Firefly pin are very near their in-game representations.

The Last of Us TV collection is at the moment slated for six episodes, and will arrive someday subsequent yr.