‘The Last Of Us’ Series Set To Land On HBO Max In January

by Thomas Tuna

The time is drawing nigh.

The highly anticipated small-screen adaptation of the hit video game The Last of Us finally has a debut date on HBO Max, according to the Naughty Dog Central Twitter account.

The 10-episode first season–expected to hit HBO Max Jan. 15, 2023–will follow Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler trying to make the most of his life in the wake of a terrifying zombie outbreak. He finds himself paired with a girl, Ellie (Bella Ramsey), as they travel across the wasteland of the U.S.–evading monsters and worse along the way.

The series–led by executive producer and screenwriter Craig Mazin–also stars Gabriel Luna as Joel’s kid brother Tommy; Merle Dandridge as Marlene, leader of the resistance movement known as the Fireflies; Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, a rebel in the quarantine zone; Anna Tory as Tess, Joel’s smuggling partner; Lamar Johnson as Henry; and Kelvonn Woodard as Sam.

Other ensemble members include Nick Offerman, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

In The Last of Us video game–released for PlayStation 3 in 2013–players use firearms and other weapons to defend themselves against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated fungus. The game has won several Game of the Year awards from various publications and critics.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Last of Us on HBO Max.


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