A quick trailer for The Last of Us‘ ninth episode – the season finale – has been unveiled by HBO Max.
“After all we’ve been through,” says Ellie (Bella Ramsey), “It can’t be for nothing.” Indeed. Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie have been through so, so much darkness – the previous episode, alone, put Ellie through hell. No walk in the park ahead, of course, as evidenced by the quick snippets of mayhem teased at in the short-yet-highly-enticing preview below. “There’s no half way with this. We finish what we started.”
What a fantastic adaptation this has been thus far. Can’t wait to see how the series closes (fans of the game will have an idea of what pivotal developments lay ahead), but it’s going to be a little sad knowing that this will be it, for quite a while at least, until season 2 rolls around.
The Last of Us episode 9, titled “Look for the Light”, will be airing on HBO Max in the U.S. on March 12th and Binge in Australia on March 13th.
After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope.
Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984) and Bella Ramsey (HBO’s His Dark Materials and Game of Thrones) star as Joel and Ellie. Gabriel Luna (True Detective) as Joel’s younger brother and former soldier, Tommy; Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us video games, The Flight Attendant) as resistance leader Marlene; and Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, a smuggler and fellow hardened survivor.
The series guest stars Nico Parker (The Third Day) as Sarah, Joel’s 14-year old daughter; Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Frank and Bill, two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town; Storm Reid (Euphoria) as Riley, an orphan in Boston; and Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us video games) as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone. Lamar Johnson guest stars as Henry and Keivonn Woodard as Sam, brothers in Kansas City hiding from a revolutionary movement seeking vengeance. Graham Greene guest stars as Marlon and Elaine Miles as Florence, a married couple surviving alone in the wilderness of post-apocalyptic Wyoming.
Written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, of The Last of Us and Uncharted video game franchises.
Carolyn Strauss (HBO’s Chernobyl and Game of Thrones) serves as executive producer, along with Evan Wells from the original game’s developer, Naughty Dog, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.