Yesterday, a leaked Twitter post seemingly confirmed that the highly anticipated HBO series, The Last of Us, would premiere on January 15th. Today we got official confirmation from HBO themselves, alongside a brand new poster.
Based on the acclaimed video game of the same name, The Last of Us will take place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. The series will follow the story of Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, 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.
Tasked with bringing the post-apocalyptic story to the small screen is the Emmy-award-winning creator of Chernobyl, Craig Maizin, who worked alongside the games writer and creative director, Neil Druckmann.
Mazin previously shared his excitement about working with Druckmann, saying:
“Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus. Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partnership with Neil.”
Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) leads an impressive ensemble cast which includes Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones), Gabriel Luna, Storm Reid, Anna Torv, Jeffrey Pierce, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, and Nick Offerman.
Check out the trailer for the series below.