HBO Series ‘The Last of Us’ Announced For January 2023
Sony is bringing the eerie survival horror video game The Last of Us to HBO in January 2023, with familiar faces assisting, nine years after first announcing a film adaptation of the 2013 video game The Last of Us and seven years after those plans fell through.
The Last of Us is set in 2023, twenty years after the world’s population has been devastated by a fungal infection of the brain that initially makes its victims wildly insane and savage and subsequently kills their eyes, forcing them to use echo-location to locate others – and rip out their throats. Here is everything we currently know about the widely anticipated adaptation.
The Last Of Us HBO Release Date: When Is It Coming Out?
The highly anticipated “The Last of Us” television series, based on the iconic PlayStation video game, will premiere on January 15th, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, HBO revealed on Wednesday. The first season will contain nine episodes.
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The official date announcement came after observant HBO Max users discovered a mistaken leak on the site Tuesday morning.
Is A Trailer Available For The Last Of Us?
In September, the first trailer for The Last of Us was published. The trailer provided a picture of the hostile environment that Joel and Ellie must traverse. A subsequent HBO Max supercut featured additional scenes from the HBO series, including gameplay footage.
Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, who previously suggested in an interview with the BBC, are bringing The Last of Us to television.
What’s it about?
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play Joel and Ellie, two survivors in a post-apocalyptic America invaded by zombie-like creatures called clickers, in “The Last of Us.”
A sickness known as the cordyceps fungus has devastated the earth, transforming its victims into shuffling husks from which mushroom-like spores sprout. Like the original video game, Joel and Ellie must travel across the country on a crucial mission while avoiding clickers, robbers, and other dangers.