HBO has revealed the official trailer for its small-screen adaptation of The Last of Us, teasing an emotional, action-packed adventure filled with monsters.
Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann co-wrote and executive produced the series with Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), who also serves as showrunner. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) star.
Set 20 years after modern civilization has crumbled in the wake of the Cordyceps infection, The Last of Us follows Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. At just 14, Ellie may be humanity’s only hope for a cure.
But what starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as the pair are forced to traverse across the U.S., depending on one another for survival.
Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate), Storm Reid (The Invisible Man), Anna Torv (Mindhunter), Nick Offerman (Good Omens), Nico Parker (Reminiscence), and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) also star in The Last of Us, alongside Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson, who voiced characters in the game.
The Last of Us debuts on HBO Max in the U.S. on January 15th, 2023. Fans in the UK can catch the premiere on January 16th on Sky Atlantic and NOW. Check out the trailer below.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)