The Last of Us, a series based on the critically acclaimed video game, is coming to HBO and HBOMax. Here’s everything to know so far.
- First Episode Date: 2023
- Network: HBO
- Executive Producer: Carolyn Strauss
- Genres: Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Drama
The Last of Us TV Series Season 1 release date rumours:
It was confirmed in an HBO Max preview teaser (which you can see below) that The Last of Us is coming “next year”. This was released when its first full trailer dropped in September 2022. The series coming in 2023.
About The Show:
Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America.
The Last of Us TV Series: Rumours and News:
First announced in June 2022, The Last of Us TV Series is an adaption of the video game from Naughty Dog. Season 1 might also feature some story points from The Last of Us Part 2 game, although it is yet to be confirmed.
It follows the unlikely duo of Joel and Ellie as they trek across the post-apocalyptic United States, plagued with Zombie-like mutants (The Infected) and deadly human bandits. Ellie is immune to the plant-based disease that has affected a vast number of the population, so could be mankind’s last hope. Joel’s task is to deliver Ellie to the Fireflies, a Militaristic group looking to save the world at any cost.
The show is written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, with numerous directors on board to handle the episodes. The pilot has been helmed by Kantemir Balagov (Closeness, Beanpole) while the game’s director Neil Druckmann, is also down to direct at least one episode of the TV Series.
The Last of Us Tv Series Trailer:
Who’s in the cast?
Also joining the cast are Gabriel Luna (True Detective) as Joel’s younger brother and former soldier, Tommy; Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us video games, The Flight Attendant) as resistance leader Marlene; and Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, a smuggler and fellow hardened survivor.
The series will guest star Nico Parker (The Third Day) as Sarah, Joel’s 14-year old daughter; Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Frank and Bill, two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town; Storm Reid (Euphoria) as Riley, an orphan in Boston; and Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us video games) as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone.
Lamar Johnson guest stars as Henry and Keivonn Woodard as Sam, brothers in Kansas City hiding from a revolutionary movement seeking vengeance.
Graham Greene guest stars as Marlon and Elaine Miles as Florence, a married couple surviving alone in the wilderness of post-apocalyptic Wyoming.