When Is The Last of Us Coming Out?

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Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us
Credit: HBO Max

The Last of Us first came out as a PlayStation 3 video game in 2013. Ever since it came out, it has been recognized as among the best games of all time. It was even regarded as an bestselling exclusive game for PlayStation users.

Because of its huge fanbase, HBO has partnered with Naughty Dog to make a live-action series of the game. And many are eagerly awaiting for the show to come out on HBO.


Here's what we know about The Last of Us TV adaptation:

When Is The Last of Us Coming Out?

The Last of Us official poster
Credit: HBO Max

The cast of The Last of Us was first seen together in July 2021. At that time, there was speculation that the show would come out in 2022. HBO Max's Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys clarified with Deadline that the show will not air in 2022.

"They are still shooting in Canada. I imagine you will see [the show] in 2023. What I've seen looks amazing, so I'm excited for it, but it will not be in 2022."

In November 2022, there were reports that The Last of Us will come out on January 15, 2023. The show is expected to have a total of 10 episodes in its first season.


Will The Last of Us Story Follow the Video Game?

Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us
Credit: HBO Max

IGN reported that the first season of The Last of Us will cover the events from the 2013 game. But it clarified that some episodes will highlight events that "deviate greatly" from its source material.

GameSpot says that it's possible that some events of Part II will be infused in a future season, especially since the show could have three to four seasons, according to Troy Baker, who is the voice actor for Joel.

Hopefully, if HBO plans to make more seasons, they won't rush the storyline and stick to the source.

What Is The Last of Us Story About?

Bella Ramsey as Ellie crossing to a building in The Last of Us
Credit: HBO Max

Last November 3, 2022, Naughty Dog released the official poster of Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) walking through an abandoned road with overgrown Cordyceps fungus around them.

The show, follows the story of the original video game, which is a post-apocalyptic adventure series. The script for the show was written by Craig Mazin.

At first, Johan Renck was tapped to be the show director but due to scheduling conflicts, he decided to drop out. The show now has a series of directors starting with Kantemir Balagov who directs the pilot episode. The other directors working on the show include Ali Abbasi, Jasmila Zbanic, Neil Druckmann, and many others.

Who’ll Be in The Last of Us Cast?

Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie walking through snow in The Last of Us
Credit: HBO Max

On December 1, the official Twitter account of show revealed the character posters for the main cast of The Last of Us. These include the following names:

  • Pedro Pascal (as Joel)
  • Bella Ramsey (as Ellie)
  • Merle Dandridge (as Marlen)
  • Storm Reid (as Riley)
  • Gabriel Luna (as Tommy)
  • Lamar Johnson (as Henry)
  • Keivonn Woodard (as Sam)

Is There a Trailer for The Last of Us Show Yet?

Bella Ramsey as Ellie standing in deserted mall in The Last of Us
Credit: HBO Max

Yes, HBO Max has released the official trailer of The Last of Us early in December. You can watch the trailer here:

A second trailer was released on December 20, 2022. You can watch it here:


The Last of Us will be released on HBO Max on January 15, 2023.


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