The Last of Us, the critically acclaimed adaptation of the video game of the same name, has become one of the most nominated shows in Emmy history with 24 nods, including the best drama series.
The HBO Max series, which follows the journey of a smuggler and a teenage girl in a post-apocalyptic world, has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike for its gripping story, stunning visuals, and stellar performances.
The show’s stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, who play Joel and Ellie respectively, are both nominated for lead actor and actress in a drama series.
The Last of Us also scored nominations for guest actors Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Lamar Johnson, and Keivonn Montreal Woodard, and guest actresses Melanie Lynskey and Storm Reid. The show’s production design, costumes, music, editing, and title design are also recognized by the Emmys.
The show is not the only video game adaptation to make a splash at the Emmys this year. Netflix’s The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, also received nominations.
The Last of Us is based on the 2013 video game developed by Naughty Dog, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and won numerous awards. The game’s creator Neil Druckmann serves as an executive producer and co-writer of the TV series, along with Craig Mazin, the creator of Chernobyl.
The Emmys is on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In the Philippines, The Last of Us is available to stream on HBO GO.