'Endure and survive.'
The Last Of Us TV series is one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2023. Based on the beloved video game franchise of the same name, the series will follow Joel and Ellie as they embark on a trek across the United States in an effort to save humanity after an outbreak that destroyed civilization: Think a zombie apocalypse caused by fungus. Those infected are commonly referred to as "clickers" or "The Infected."
The show is co-created Craig Mazin (creator of HBO's Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, creator of the original Naughty Dog video game series.
Here's everything to know about the series so far.
Is there going to be a TV series of The Last of Us?
The TV adaptation of The Last of Us was announced in early March 2020, with HBO confirming their series order that November.
What will The Last of Us TV show be about?
The Last of Us TV show is based on the video game series of the same name, which follows a man and a young girl trek across the post-apocalyptic United States in search of a cure for a zombie-like outbreak of a fungus called cordyceps.
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Where can I watch The Last of Us series?
The Last Of Us will air on HBO on Sundays at 9 p.m. and stream on HBO Max.
Who is in the cast of The Last of Us?
The Last Of Us cast includes:
Pedro Pascal as Joel
Joel is a hardened smuggler tasked with transporting what may be the very last hope for humanity across the country.
Bella Ramsey as Ellie
Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey stars as Ellie, a young girl with an apparent immunity to the cordyceps outbreak. Fellow Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams had previously expressed interest in playing Ellie in a TV or film adaptation of the game.
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Anna Torv as Tess
Tess, Joel's smuggling partner, is played by Anna Torv. Torv has previously starred in Fringe and Mindhunter.
Storm Reid as Riley
Storm Reid plays Riley, a friend of Ellie.
Merle Dandridge as Marlene
Nick Offerman as Bill
Gabriel Luna as Tommy
Gabriel Luna stars as Tommy, Joel's younger brother. Tommy is an idealistic former soldier. You may recognize him from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he played Ghost Rider.
Keivonn Woodard as Sam
Keivonn Woodard is Sam, part of a rebel group based in Kansas City. Sam and his brother Henry are "out for vengeance."
Lamar Johnson as Henry
Henry is Sam's brother, played by Lamar Johnson. Like Sam, he's part of a rebel group in Kansas City.
Murray Bartlett as Frank
Frank, played by Murray Bartlett, is a survivalist who teams up with Bill in their isolated town.
Nico Parker as Sarah
Nico Parker will guest star in the series as Sarah, Joel's daughter. Parker is actress Thandiwe Newton's daughter.
Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
Jeffrey Pierce, who voiced Tommy in the video games, has a recurring role as Perry, a new character described as being rebellious.
Graham Green as Marlon
Graham Green plays Marlon, a new character who lives in Wyoming.
Elaine Miles as Florence
Elaine Miles plays Florence, Marlon's wife.
Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
How many episodes will The Last of Us be?
The Last of Us season 1 will consist of nine episodes. Episode 1 has a reported runtime of an hour and 25 minutes.
How many seasons are there of The Last of Us?
So far there is one season of The Last of Us series. However, the show's writers and co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman described the upcoming season as "the first cycle" of the series, hinting that there may be more to come.
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What year is The Last of Us set in?
The Last Of Us is set 20 years after the collapse of civilization.
When is The Last of Us TV show release date?
The Last of Us premieres on Jan. 15, 2023. New episodes will drop weekly on Sundays.
Is there a trailer for The Last of Us?
A trailer for The Last of Us was released on Dec. 3, 2022. The trailer shows a post-apocalypic world and Joel and Ellie bonding, as well as glimpses of other characters including Frank, Bill and Henry, the latter of which tells Joel, "You may not be her father, but you're someone's."
It isn't until the final moments of the trailer that we see "The Infected," which are cloaked in shadow but look very spooky!