The full-length official trailer has been released for The Last of Us, HBO’s highly-anticipated video game series adaptation led by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
The nine-episode series takes place some twenty years after civilisation has been destroyed by an infection that turns humans into horrifying, cannibalistic creatures. We follow hardened survivor Joel (Pascal), who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl, Ellie (Ramsey), out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The cast includes Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Nico Parker as Sarah, Nick Offerman as Bill, Anna Torv as Tess, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence.
A strong, very promising new look at the new series. As a big fan of 2013 game masterpiece and its fantastic 2020 sequel, I have both high hopes and slight trepidation for what HBO has in store. Mostly confidence though, considering what’s been unveiled so far and the fact that the series comes from Neil Druckman, the game’s writer and creative director, and Craig Mazin, creator of the impressive HBO mini-series Chernobyl.
The Last of Us will be launching on HBO Max in the U.S. on January 15th and Binge in Australia on January 16th.