Tag: Playstation Productions
News The Last of Us HBO Episode 5 Airs Two Days Early in US, UK, AU
To avoid clashing with the Super Bowl, apparently
Today, fans of incredibly good television were given an unexpected treat with the announcement that Episode 5 of HBO's The Last of Us adaptation, titled "Endure and Survive", will air two days early. Fans in the US will be able to catch it on HBO Friday, 10th February at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST. This...
TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 4 - A Heart-Warming Breather
Looking for the light
After the genuine heartbreak of episode three, things are a lot more casual in this week’s episode of HBO’s The Last of Us. It’s an episode with plenty of references to the game, and the set up of some deviations that we are beginning to become accustomed to. But at the centre of it all we have Joel and Ellie, who are...
Poll How Good Was The Last of Us - Episode 4?
It runs in your genes
After massively deviating from the original story of The Last of Us (in a very good way) during episode three, HBO's TV adaptation of the classic PlayStation game returns to what fans have known and loved for a decade. Episode four, titled Please Hold on to My Hand, brings to life the ambush scene where Joel and Ellie are...
News The Last of Us HBO '10 Miles West of Boston' Gets the Meme Treatment
Everyone's a critic
The latest episode of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us may have just been the best yet (it was certainly the most watched), giving us a caring and nuanced look at the otherwise gruff character of Bill, in addition to the effortlessly charming Frank. However, one aspect of the episode has drawn some good-natured commentary: the...
News The Last of Us HBO Gets More Viewers Than Ever for Second Week in a Row
Keeps on growing
6.4 million people tuned in to watch the third episode of HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation on Sunday night, meaning the series has pulled in more viewers than ever before for a second week in a row. The show's debut pulled in 4.7 million viewers upon its first airing, which was beaten by the second episode at 5.7 million. The...
News Twisted Metal TV Show Teased for a 2023 Debut
Could be a big year for PS Productions
PlayStation Productions has been a pretty successful venture for Sony so far, and it's showing no signs of slowing down yet. It's still relatively early days, but we've already had the Uncharted movie become a box office hit and The Last of Us TV adaptation breaking records (and hearts) with HBO. There's more...
TV Show Review The Last Of Us (HBO) Episode 3 - Television At Its Finest
There isn't a dry eye in this apocalypse
Episode three of HBO's The Last of Us aired last night, which saw Joel and Ellie finally leave the tight grip of the city as they head for Bill and Frank's. While fans of the game will know all about Bill and his trap-laden town, they haven't seen it quite like this. One of the first episodes to be made...
Poll Was The Last of Us - Episode 3 the Best One Yet?
The big deviation
We're well into the first season of HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation now, but this third episode represents the first big deviation from how the story was told in the PS3, PS4, and PS5 game. Focusing on the relationship between Bill and Frank, Naughty Dog only hinted at what the two characters shared before the outbreak and how...
News HBO Renews The Last of Us TV Series for a Second Season
They're going through with it... again
HBO has today announced it has renewed its TV adaptation of The Last of Us for a second season. After an overwhelmingly positive reception from both critics and fans — which has seen it become one of the most popular TV shows out right now — the company will now create another series of episodes...
Video Here's How The Last of Us Infected Are Different in the Show
Swapping out spores for tendrils
The Last of Us television show on HBO is really proving itself to be one of the best video game adaptations out there. We've had a solid two episodes so far in the show's nine-episode retelling of the 2013 Naughty Dog classic, and you can check out our weekly episode reviews. Like any good adaptation, however, the...
News Neil Druckmann Discusses Ellie's Mother and The Last of Us DLC That Never Was
Time to set things right
Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has opened up about a character in The Last of Us that we have quite a few questions regarding, namely, Ellie's mother, Anna. Apparently, we almost got an entire DLC focused around Anna, but according to Druckmann, plans for its inclusion just kind of "fell apart." Now it looks like...
TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 2 - Establishing a New Lore
New take on the infected seriously scares
After its bombastic premiere, The Last of Us episode two, entitled Infected, showcased exactly why the property is in safe hands. As Joel, Ellie, and Tess venture outside the walls of the Boston Quarantine Zone, we get our first exposure to the show’s infected, plenty of Ellie banter, and of course, more...
Poll How Would You Rate The Last of Us - Episode 2?
Long, long time
After the lenghty, explosive opening of HBO's The Last of Us, the second episode picks up where the TV adaptation left off as Joel and Tess begin their trip across the USA to deliver Ellie to the Fireflies. While the second entry of nine wasn't nearly as long, it still had a lot going on. We're certain many of you tuned in to catch...
News The Last of Us HBO Pulls in 4.7 Million Viewers, Second Biggest Debut Since 2010
House of the Dragon the only show to better it
The first episode of HBO's The Last of Us was watched by 4.7 million viewers, making it the second biggest debut on the network since 2010's Boardwalk Empire. Only the debut of House of the Dragon has done better during that same timeframe, which pulled in 9.986 million views. HBO explained the Sunday...
News Last of Us HBO Trailer Teases the Trials to Come in the Weeks Ahead
We finish what we started
HBO's excellent adaptation of The Last of Us is finally here, and it sure seems like Druckmann and co have actually managed to capture the oppressive nature and nuanced character work of the source material. But now it's time to look forward, as a new trailer has been released teasing what will come next in the weeks ahead...
TV Show Review The Last of Us (HBO) Episode 1 - Faithful Retelling Deviates in the Right Ways
When you're lost in the darkness
It’s been a long time coming, but the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us is finally here. After nearly a decade of reliving the adventure of Joel and Ellie in video game form, we now have a new cast, new medium, and a slightly altered take on this classic tale. Episode one of nine aired on HBO and Sky...
Poll Share Your First Thoughts on The Last of Us TV Series
Is it a hit or a miss?
After many years of filming and a wave of extremely positive critic reviews, the first episode of HBO's TV adaptation of The Last of Us is now available for viewing. Named When You're Lost in the Darkness, what are your first impressions of the series after watching the first 1 hour and 35 minutes of the show? Has it lived up...
Round Up The Last of Us TV Reviews Praise a Great Adaptation
"Best adaptation of a video game ever made"
Just a few days before the first episode releases, select members of the media have shared their thoughts on the first season of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us. With Joel played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey taking on Ellie's role, alongside Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin leading things, the series...
News Bloodborne Movie, TV Show Could Be a Thing in the Future
"Not unthinkable," says Hermen Hulst
A Bloodborne movie, TV series, or anime is not outside the realms of possibility according to PlayStation Studios lead Hermen Hulst, who says the company's investments are about more than just game development nowadays. Talking to Reuters about Sony's recent funding of Elden Ring
News Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe Join the Cast of Gran Turismo Movie
Just yesterday, we learned Stranger Things star David Harbour would become the first actor to sign on for the Gran Turismo movie. Hot of the heels of that announcement, The Hollywood Reporter is back with another scoop on this film based on the racing series. Orlando Bloom is set to join Harbour on the project. [embed.right
News Stranger Things' David Harbour Joins the Cast for Gran Turismo Movie
Stranger things have happened
PlayStation Productions is in full swing, with several projects underway. One of them is a movie based on Sony's long-running Gran Turismo series. It seems an odd choice for the big screen, but it's happening nonetheless, and it's attracting some notable talent. Namely, the Gran Turismo film now has its first star,...
News Filming Concludes on 'Special' Twisted Metal TV Show
Car crash entertainment
Well, that happened quietly and quickly: filming on Twisted Metal’s television adaptation is complete. We’ve known about the show for some time, but shooting has been much more low-profile than The Last of Us – and is already over. For those who missed the news, Captain America’s Antony Mackie
News Gravity Rush Also Getting a Movie, It's Claimed
In yet another movie-related headline you did not expect to read: Deadline reports PlayStation Productions has a Gravity Rush film in the works. This follows on from an article claiming Sony also has a Days Gone flick lined up with Outlander actor Sam Heughan playing Deacon St
News Days Gone Movie Reportedly Being Produced, Outlander Actor Lined Up
Adapted by Sheldon Turner
PlayStation Productions has a Days Gone film in the works with Outlander actor Sam Heughan lined up to play Deacon St. John, a new report from Deadline claims. The article says Sheldon Turner is adapting the game for the big screen, an Oscar-nominated scribe with credits on The Longest Yard and X-Men: First Class. The...
News The Last of Us HBO's Bella Ramsey: Fans Are Going to Love the Show
"It honours the game"
Bella Ramsey, the star of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us, knows you’re concerned about the upcoming show – but insists you’re going to love it, as she believes it “honours” the game. Live action adaptations of video games tend to be hit or miss, with the most recent example being Resident Evil. But according to...
News Twisted Metal Show Casts Wrestler Samoa Joe as Sweet Tooth, Will Arnett to Provide Voice
Not clowning around
Update (3/6/22): We've already heard who will be providing the voice for Sweet Tooth in the Twisted Metal TV series, but who will portray the character physically? We now have our answer. As reported by Deadline, Joe Seanoa — better known as AEW wrestler Samoa Joe — will fill the boots of the maniacal killer clown...
Poll Do You Care About PlayStation TV Shows?
Tune in or tune out
If it was not already clear before this week, it most certainly should be now: PlayStation is about more than just its PS5 console and lineup of quality single player focused titles. Sony is pushing for more live-service games, it's porting more to PC, and its
Guide All PlayStation Productions Movies and TV Shows
Release dates, casting, and more for all PlayStation Productions projects
PlayStation Productions is a new division established within the Sony Interactive Entertainment hierarchy designed to convert popular PlayStation gaming properties into television shows and movies. In this guide, we will list all PlayStation Productions movies and TV shows in...
News Uncharted Movie Crosses $400 Million Milestone
The Uncharted movie has its critics, but cinema-goers have clearly not been dissuaded. The action flick based on Nathan Drake's globetrotting adventures has been a hit in theatres, quickly becoming one of the most successful video game adaptations. The global box office figure has also recently reach a big milestone. According to...
News Ghost of Tsushima Movie Finds Screenwriter in Takashi Doscher
The crew grows on upcoming adaptation
PlayStation Productions is in full swing following the success of the Uncharted movie, with work on The Last of Us' HBO series well underway. However, it doesn't just stop with these two franchises — the next Sony game being adapted for the screen is Ghost of Tsushima. Announced last year, it appears the team...
News Amazon Primed for Live Action God of War TV Series
Kratos is coming to the small screen
Amazon Prime Video is on the cusp of signing a live action television adaptation of God of War, a Deadline report claims. PlayStation Productions – the new movie and TV subsidiary of Sony’s gaming division – has been busy lately, bringing Uncharted to
News The Last of Us' TV Show Will Not Air This Year
You’ll have to wait a while longer for The Last of Us television show, as it unfortunately won’t air this year. The Hollywood Reporter published 20 questions with HBO Max programming chief Casey Bloys, and he remarks that the show is “shooting right now in Canada” and that “we haven’t announced an air date yet”. He added:...
News Here's That PlayStation Productions Ident in Direct Feed Quality
Aloy! Kratos! Astro Bot!
Update: Okay, so that PlayStation Productions ident looks much better in direct feed. So thankfully, Sony has published it on Twitter for us all to witness in its full 20-second glory. Take a look below and let us know what you think! Original Story: We
News Uncharted Movie Extended Clip Shows Off Chaotic Cargo Plane Action Scene
One of the most iconic moments in the Uncharted franchise is the cargo plane sequence. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is full of bombastic scenes, but the part in which our hero is left dangling above a desert thousands of feet in the air is emblematic of the series' larger-than-life action. The Uncharted movie takes direct inspiration from...
News The Last of Us HBO Show Changes Bill Casting to Nick Offerman
Previously Con O'Neill
The TV adaptation of The Last of Us has changed its casting of Bill, a character from the original game who fortifies an entire town with explosives. Previously announced to be played by Con O'Neill, it will now be Nick Offerman playing this role. Offerman is perhaps best known as Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, but he...
Video PlayStation Productions and the New Era of Video Game Adaptations
On-screen adaptations of video games are traditionally thought of as bad, but PlayStation Productions’ arrival on the scene indicates a company looking to change that. Yesterday gave us a small hint of what this new avenue for PlayStation may look like by way of the Uncharted movie’s first official trailer. However, with the...
News The Last of Us TV Show Sets Like 'Walking into the Game'
Bella Ramsey calls playing Ellie a "privilege and an honour"
The Last of Us is getting a TV adaptation, thanks to a partnership between PlayStation Productions and HBO. We've known about the project for a while, but with filming having begun in Canada, information and images have started emerging online, and it all seems pretty encouraging so far...
News The Last of Us TV Set Photos Shared Online
HBO and PlayStation Productions jointly shared our first look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us back in September — albeit from the back rather than the front — but since then, photos of the set and actors have begun appearing online as filming of the TV series commences. The Last of Us Updates Twitter account is...
News Here's Your Very First Look at The Last of Us HBO Series
First image of TV show appears online
So, Naughty Dog might not be quite ready to show off its multiplayer project, but it has brought us one or two other things for The Last of Us Day. Of course, there's all the cool new merchandise, letting you outfit yourself in clothing and accessories inspired by the post-apocalyptic world. However, there's one...
News Anna Torv Joins The Last of Us TV Show Cast as Tess
Fringe actress on board
HBO has recruited another actress for its big-budget TV adaptation of The Last of Us, with the latest pick-up being Anna Torv as Tess. She is perhaps best known for her role in Fringe as Olivia Dunham, but has also appeared in more recent television shows such as Secret City, Mindhunter, and The Newsreader. Hitting much...
News The Last of Us TV Show Now Has Its Bill, Frank, and More
The cast of us
The Last of Us is being adapted into a television series, thanks to a partnership between PlayStation Productions and HBO. With filming having just started this month, it's still a ways off, but with the talent attached to the project, it should be pretty good once it finally arrives. We know who will be playing most of the main...
News Filming Begins on HBO's Anticipated The Last of Us TV Show
And… Action! Filming has started on the HBO’s hotly anticipated adaptation of The Last of Us, with star Gabriel Luna – who will play Tommy – confirming the tidbit on Instagram. He posted a photograph from the set alongside co-stars Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Nico Parker (Sarah), with the trio riding in a car – a bit like the...
News The Last of Us HBO TV Series Has Cast Nico Parker as Sarah, Joel's Daughter
Prepare to cry
It's time for another update on The Last of Us' TV adaptation. HBO is working alongside PlayStation Productions to bring Naughty Dog's beloved game to the small screen, with shooting to begin this month. Production is just getting started, but news about the cast has been slowly trickling out. The latest character to be cast in the...
News Merle Dandridge to Reprise Role of Marlene in The Last of Us HBO Series
Fireflies boss will be familiar
In case you've been living under a rock, The Last of Us is being adapted by HBO into a TV series. Co-written by Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann alongside Craig Mazin, the series is still a ways off, but we're slowly getting more info on the cast. We have our Joel and Ellie with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, and Gabri
News The Last of Us TV Show Casts Gabriel Luna as Tommy
Terminator, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor
HBO and PlayStation Productions' TV adaptation of The Last of Us has recruited another actor, this time for the role of Tommy. Joel's younger brother will be played by Gabriel Luna, who is best known for his work in Terminator: Dark Fate and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He is, of course, joined by Pedro Pascal as...
News Ghost of Tsushima Movie Announced with John Wick Director at the Helm
Be seein' ya, Jin
We're not typically the kind of website that gets excited over movies, but this newly announced project sounds very promising. PlayStation is once again branching out one of its properties to the big screen, as Deadline reports that a Ghost of Tsushima film is happening. The best thing about this, though? Chad Stahelski, the...
News The Last of Us TV Show Will Cover the Entire First Game, But Will Deviate in Places
The Last of Us’ hotly anticipated television adaptation, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, will see some episodes “deviate greatly” from the PlayStation 3 game – despite lifting dialogue directly from the original script. Speaking to IGN as part of SXSW 2021, the Naughty Dog boss explained that the HBO adaptation will...
News The Last of Us TV Show Casts The Mandalorian Star as Joel
Pedro Pascal gets the call
And just like that, we now know the actors who will play Joel and Ellie in HBO's TV adaptation of The Last of Us. Earlier today, it was confirmed that Bella Ramsey is Ellie. As for Joel? Well, it's The Mandalorian himself: Pedro Pascal. Pascal is also well known for his role as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, so he and...
News This Is Who Will Play Ellie in The Last of Us TV Show
But rumours regarding Mahershala Ali as Joel are inaccurate
Update: It's been confirmed that The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal has been cast as Joel in The Last of Us. You can read more about that through here. Original Story: British actress Bella Ramsey has been cast as Ellie in HBO’s upcoming television adaptation of The Last of Us. The...
News Director Kantemir Balagov to Helm The Last of Us TV Series Pilot Episode
In case you missed it, HBO is working alongside Sony and Naughty Dog to turn The Last of Us into a TV show. Charting the story told in the first game, the project is in the works right now, with Neil Druckmann writing the series with Chernobyl scribe Craig Mazin. While there's been no confirmation of who will play the lead roles of...