HBO's 'The Last of Us' Will Reportedly Premiere in January
Twitter users spotted the premiere date on the show’s official HBO Max page.
HBO‘s highly-anticipated adaptation of the award-winning 2013 video game The Last of Us will likely premiere on Sunday, January 15, according to the series’ HBO Max page.
Earlier on Tuesday, several Twitter users reported seeing the premiere date listed under the show’s teaser trailer, and The Verge later verified the information, but HBO has since deleted the text from its platform. Although the release date did appear on an official HBO site, the streamer has not yet made a formal announcement regarding the show’s arrival — so we suggest you proceed with caution until then.
The forthcoming series is co-created and written by Naughty Dog co-president and The Last of Us game director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin. Season one will feature 10 episodes with Kantemir Balagov directing the pilot.
The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Nick Offerman as Bill, Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge as the Fireflies leader Marlene and Anna Torv as Joel’s smuggling partner Tess. Storm Reid and Murray Bartlett will appear as guest stars in the roles of Riley and Frank, respectively.
Stay tuned for confirmation on the premiere date for The Last of Us. In the meantime, revisit the official teaser, here.
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