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News Rumor The Last of Us HBO series planned for 8 seasons, budget "upward of $200-million per year", according to Alberta premier Jason Kenney

Bartski

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Kenney spoke about large increases in activity this year for sectors like natural resources, agriculture, construction, and real estate. The companies that were able to shift their business models during the pandemic, in particular, have been doing quite well.

Even the film and TV sector is thriving, as filming for the new HBO series based on the video game, The Last of Us, started this summer in Southern Alberta. Kenney has been told that HBO will be spending upwards of $200-million per year on the project, which could last as many as eight seasons.
 

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8 seasons ? o_O
Maybe wait for the audience to the 1st season first ?
 
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This confirms my theory that they wouldn't tell the story of the first game in only one season. The game is too big to fill in just 10 episodes. They will probably fill in the gaps of the time jumps between Seasons.

This is a smart take. Makes me like my HBO account ALOT more now.
 

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Fuck me, no.

Nobody wants that much Last Of Us, and nobody liked it because it was a post apocalypse zombie show.

The pull was the relationship between Joel and Ellie. It’s done at the end of the first game, and you can’t stretch it over eight seasons.

This shit will just descend into another Walking Dead knock off. SMH.
 
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8 seasons sounds like a lot. I think most show creators in general have a rough idea about how many seasons they can stretch the story over, but you typically hear a number between 4 and 6. And as a viewer you actually won't hear about these numbers until after the first season is either over or midway and going really well in the ratings.
 

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HBO is a pile of shit anymore. Apple is launching Foundation. Amazon has Wheel of Time AND LOTR. HBO fucking around with walking dead video game shit.
 
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I mean the people behind the scenes who are footing the bill for eight seasons.
Well, it's HBO. And while Sony would love that no doubt, HBO ain't financing no game, only TV show))

Anyhow, wonder if we'll see Joel at his darkest, during survival years with his brother. I think I will. And some people will complain that the show is tarnishing his image.
 
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Betwenn the last of us 1 and 2, I would say that they have enough material for 3 seasons, 4 tops.

There is going to be a loooot of fluff in this.
 
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No doubt the show is gonna have better script than the second or any third game could dream of
Yeah no doubt. I thought the flashback parts in between the chapters of TLOU2 were long winded and drawn out. Dreadfully boring...

This still doesn't change the fact that I thought the game was amazing. I didn't care about the characters or anything... But the game just as a game was awesome. Especially playing with slow motion aiming. I kind of enjoyed killing everyone as Ellie too. So I guess I enjoyed the story in that sense. I also enjoyed the brutality of the game and the part in the hospital was one of the best survival horror segments in a game I ever experienced.

If there was a TLOU3 out now I'd go pay a scalpers price to get a PS5 just so I could play it today. (This is coming from a diehard Xbox fan who wants to wait for the inevitable mid-cylce refresh PS5PRO and some games I actually want to play.)
 
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How the fuck are they going to drag this out for that long. It’s gonna pass the games and just I dunno. This news sounds a bit far fetched to be talking like this now.
 

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Ever since I was a little kid, all I ever wanted was to watch a meteor falling from the sky at full speed, trailing through the atmosphere ozone in a ball of flame. A glorious disaster that would make me a witness of the might and mystery of unknown space.
Turns out, HBO will make my wish come through and watching this show crash and burn will be highlight of my entire life.
 
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8 seasons is excessive for tlou. They must be filming a ton this year. I thought she was younger but Bella Ramsey is already 17. They are gonna age out of ellie from the first game really quick. Maybe the first season is just summer/fall, then season 2 is winter/spring? With lots of back story in between each season.

I wasn't anticipating them to just go straight into the second game but maybe in two years she'll be old enough looking to play ellie in the sequel?
 

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8 seasons huh? Maybe if they told a story different than the games, otherwise i don't see the point.
 

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Dose this mean naughty dog will jump straight to last of us 3, rather then a new ip or uncharted 5, dont know how feel about about that, but please, no more woke shit, it already ruined doctor who in the uk, gamers don't care about pc culture, just make a great game,
 

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Fuck me, no.

Nobody wants that much Last Of Us, and nobody liked it because it was a post apocalypse zombie show.

The pull was the relationship between Joel and Ellie. It’s done at the end of the first game, and you can’t stretch it over eight seasons.

This shit will just descend into another Walking Dead knock off. SMH.

Agreed. Even BEFORE the TLOU2 leaks, I did not want another Joel and Ellie focused story. The U.S is a big place and "The Last of Us" should be about so many other stories rather than Joel and Ellie. The first game was littered with cool lore going on that we learn of like those people we see evidence for when Joel and party learned about Ish and the people with him in the sewers: https://thelastofus.fandom.com/wiki/Ish

Reminder, that for all of my dislike of TLOU 2, it's not because "female lesbian protagonist." That aspect of the game story is the absolute least of the things I have issue with in it. Meaning, it's not on the list at all.
 
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8 Seasons makes me go from cautiously optimistic to expecting the worst.
TLOU worked because it centered on Ellie and Joel. But if they have to stretch this to 8 seasons it will just be another generic Zombie show.
 
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I was tired of zombies in media since like 2006. Skeletons are honestly more interesting than dead human who isn't dead but can't do much
 
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The Last of Us might be a bit too much for a movie but it wouldn't have enough content for anything more than an 8 episode limited series.

I don't see any way you get 8 seasons out of the base story which means a load of new characters that won't connect with fans.

8 seasons is like 80 episodes or more! Madness!
 

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this means complete shit coming from the province's premier. when does a politician not try to hype up their own shit, he's just trying to encourage others to come spend film money with them too.

they 100% only have the first season greenlit
 
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Cos you all need some. God forbid that HBO thinks it has something good on its hands, and wants to pre plan ahead properly to do one of the greatest videogame IP's justice.
 

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Wow they really want it to become the next big thing.
We’ll see but I definitely will watch the first season.
 

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You ignoring Succession ? Different genre admittedly
Actually that one did look good. But I can't justify $15/month on this service considering there is only so many times you can re-watch the HBO golden age stuff.