The Last of Us is an upcoming post-apocalyptic drama television series that will be produced in the United States and shown on HBO. The series will feature Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler who is tasked with guiding the teenage Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across the post-apocalyptic United States.
The computer game with the same name was developed by Naughty Dog in 2013 and released under the same name. Gabriel Luna will play the role of Joel’s younger brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge will play the role of Marlene, the leader of the resistance, and Anna Torv will play Tess, Joel’s companion in smuggling.
The Release Date for Season 1 of the Last of Us
The premiere of The Last of Us was originally slated for 2023, but HBO confirmed in November 2022 that it will premiere on January 15, 2022, much earlier than originally anticipated.
Before the above confirmation was made official, HBO Max began showing some users a teaser announcing the show’s US premiere date. Sky in the United Kingdom also inadvertently displayed that it would premiere on January 16, 2022, across the pond, as is typical for HBO’s releases to arrive a day later.
The Cast of The Last of Us TV Series
Pedro Pascal, star of The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones, and Narcos portrays Joel Miller. Bella Ramsey, also of Game of Thrones fame, portrays Ellie.
HBO released a photograph of them together in June 2022. It depicts them hiding from a Clicker, one of the dangerous infected that prowl post-apocalyptic streets and buildings. Just barely visible in the darkness above them.
- Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy,
- Murray Bartlett as Frank, and
- Merle Dandridge as Marlene is also attached to the project.
- Anna Torv (Mindhunter) portrays Tess,
- while Storm Reid (Euphoria) has been cast as Ellie’s friend Riley.
- Thandie Newton’s daughter, Nico Parker, portrays Sarah, the daughter of Joel.
The Last of Us Television Series: Trailers
The first footage of The Last of Us was released in August as part of a sizzle reel for upcoming HBO Max programs. You can see it at 1 minute and 43 seconds into the following trailer.
How to Watch the Last of Us on Television?
HBO is producing the show alongside PlayStation Productions and Naughty Dog. This means that subsequent seasons are exclusive to HBO and HBO Max in the United States.
Due to an agreement between HBO and Sky, it will almost certainly air on Sky Atlantic, Sky Q, and Sky Glass in the United Kingdom, as well as the streaming service Now. It will also be available on Sky Atlantic’s third-party platforms, such as Virgin Media and BT TV.