HBO’s ambitious adaptation of beloved video game series The Last of Us now has an official premiere date.
The nine-episode first season will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream in 4K on HBO Max.
The series is based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name originally developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation® platforms.
The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Narcos), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey, Game of Thrones), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
However, 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 series also stars Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, another capable survivor who helps Joel escape the quarantine zone, Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elaine Miles as Florence, and The Last of Us game stars Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.
The Last of Us is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam.
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