The Last of Us is the latest hit video game to get a TV adaptation and we finally know what to expect when it premiers later this winter. HBO just dropped the official trailer for this highly-anticipated post-apocalyptic series.
According to HBO’s official logline, The Last Of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and centers on Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
As the series progresses, Joel’s small job turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The series is led by Game of Thrones stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, while the rest of the cast includes Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, and Storm Reid.
The Last of Us was created for HBO by Chornobyl’s Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, one of the masterminds behind the original game. It was filmed in Alberta over the course of one year, marking the biggest television production in Canadian history. The series will debut on HBO on January 15, 2023, and showrunners are open to the idea of working on more seasons.