The Last of Us TV show: release date, cast, story and everything we know

The Last of Us TV show: key info

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– Will begin streaming on HBO Max and Sky Atlantic on January 15, 2023
– Season 1 will comprise nine episodes
– Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Nick Offerman, Gabriel Luna and more confirmed to star
– Will mostly follow the plot of The Last of Us, with elements of its sequel thrown in
– Official trailer released in September 

Why is The Last of Us TV show such a big deal? For starters, its source material is our top pick for the best videogames of the 2010s. Then there’s the fact that it’s being taken to the screen by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin, for HBO, the company behind highly acclaimed hits such as Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Succession and Watchmen. In other words, if you’re still sceptical about TV/movie adaptations of videogames, then this could be the series that changes your mind.

As in the Naughty Dog games, The Last of Us TV show will follow the journey of wanderers Joel and Ellie as they try to survive in a post-apocalyptic America overrun by the zombie-like Infected. The series seems set to loosely mirror the plot of the first game, The Last of Us, which came out all the way back in 2013 on PS3 and instantly became a critical hit thanks to its incredibly emotive storytelling and grim world. Fans were then treated to an equally-brilliant follow-up in 2020 in the form of The Last of Us Part 2 on PS4.

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