Early THE LAST OF US Episode 5 Tonight With Melanie Lynskey & Calgary as Kansas City
The Last of Us episode 5 premieres three days early tonight on HBO Max and Crave (In Canada) ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
Coincidentally, Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) remain trapped in a dystopian version of Kansas City played by Calgary, Alberta.
In Endure and Survie, they try to escape the wrath of ruthless leader Kathleen (Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey), who has a thing against FEDRA collaborators and a vendetta against Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard) — the pair who woke up Joel and Ellie at gunpoint at the end of episode 4.
Episode 4 Locations:
On the road to Kansas City: broken railway bridge played by the Lethbridge Viaduct or High Level Bridge over the Oldman River in Alberta via Travel Alberta..
Clogged underpass into Kansas City played by Airport Trail tunnel in Calgary.
Backtracking from underpass.
Kansas City’s Globe Cimena still showing 2003’s Underworld and Matchstick Men is played by Calgary’s real-life Globe cinema on 8 Avenue SW.
After crashing their truck, Joel and Ellie steer clear of Kathleen’s The Hunters In Kansas City played by Calgary.
Episode 5 locations:
What’s The Last of Us about?:
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a fungal pandemic. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Showrunners: Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (who created the Video Game).
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey.
Episode 5 guest stars: Melanie Lynskey, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard.
The Last of Us regularly airs Sunday nights on HBO, HBO Max and Crave (in Canada).