Soundtracked to Hank Williams’ “Alone and Forsaken,” the two-minute teaser gives fans a first look at the Clickers — one of the stronger infected beings that have been exposed to the Cordyceps brain infection — as well as the likes of Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), Bill (Nick Offerman) and more in action. Fans also pointed out the possibility of the series adapting the game’s prologue shot-for-shot, exciting many as Joel was seen trying to find a way out with his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker).
The upcoming series is co-created and written by Craig Mazin of Chernobyl fame and Naughty Dog co-president and The Last of Us game director/writer Neil Druckmann. Also joining Pascal and Ramsey in the recurring cast are Gabriel Luna, who plays Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge, who plays the Fireflies leader Marlene and Anna Torv, who plays Joel’s smuggling partner Tess. Guest stars include Storm Reid as Riley and Murray Bartlett as Frank.
Watch the teaser trailer above. The Last of Us premieres on HBO Max in 2023.
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