Now that filming on The Last of Us TV program is over, we can look forward to the premiere of the series. According to the most recent news about the show, we can expect to see it in early 2023. This means that the first live-action version of Joel and Ellie will be here in only a few short months. They are played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey from Game of Thrones, with the rest of the cast including Anna Torv, Gabriel Luna, Nick Offerman, and Merle Dandridge.
You’ll find a comprehensive guide to everything related to the HBO series below, including information on the show’s cast and crew, the storyline summary, production stills and videos, and more. There may not be a trailer just yet, but you can at least check out these official photographs of Pascal and Ramsey in character. If you want to be prepared for the premiere of the TV adaptation of The Last of Us, you can stop looking now that you’ve found our comprehensive guide.
When will HBO’s The Last Of Us premiere?
Collider.com reported in April 2021 that filming on the series began in July 2020 in Calgary, Canada, and would conclude almost a year later, on June 8, 2022, though no release date had been set at the time.
The filming timetable for The Last of Us has led to assumptions that the program will premiere on HBO in the fall of 2022. This was seemingly confirmed by the pilot episode’s director, Kantemir Balagov, who announced a 2022 release date on his official Instagram profile.
In an interview with ComicBook.com published on October 20, actor Gabriel Luna said that the series might premiere “sooner rather than later.” As soon as it is out, I hope that everyone has the chance to watch it. I’m not in charge of making appointments, but I think it might happen quite quickly.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on February 16, 2022, HBO Programming Chief Casey Bloys said that the network’s adaptation will not debut that year. Production on The Last of Us has moved to Canada. An air date has not been set at this time. Nonetheless, this is not the year 2022. He confirmed that filming was still taking place in Calgary.
Craig Mazin, the film’s co-writer and producer, said on June 11 that principal photography had concluded.
The highly anticipated HBO series The Last of Us finally premiered in 2023 after a teaser trailer was released on August 22, 2022.
The Last of Us on HBO Max: What Is It About?
A Scene From HBO’s “The Last of Us” HBO’s Max, written and directed by Neil Druckmann, comes to life the critically acclaimed video game series from 2013.
Druckmann is accompanied by Chornobyl’s inventor, Craig Mazin, as well as the game’s original creators, Naughty Dog, and composer, Gustavo Santaolalla.
The show, like the game, is set in a dystopian America 20 years after a fungal infection has killed out most of the population.
One of the few remaining survivors, Joel, is charged with sneaking Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of the safe zone, and what they find beyond is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.
According to HBO Max, the official plot summary for The Last of Us goes as follows: “Story takes place 20 years after contemporary civilization has been destroyed, and is based on the critically renowned video game The Last of Us, produced by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation platforms. A hardened survivor named Joel is recruited to help a young girl named Ellie, who is just 14 years old, escape a restrictive quarantine zone. After accepting what seems like a simple job, they find themselves forced to travel throughout the United States and rely on each other for survival.”
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HBO’s The Last Of Us Plot:
The official HBO plot summary reads as follows: “Set twenty years after the collapse of modern society. A hardened survivor named Joel is recruited to help a young girl named Ellie, who is just 14 years old, escape a restrictive quarantine zone. After accepting what seems like a simple job, they find themselves forced to travel throughout the United States and rely on each other for survival.”
Anyone who has played The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 will recognize this immediately as the game’s plot. At the very least, this proves that the show intends to stay true to its inspiration.
Druckmann elaborated on his previous indications about how the show would diverge from the game in an interview with IGN(opens in new tab). Despite some episodes “deviating tremendously to much better effect because we are dealing with a new medium,” he acknowledged that the dialogue was copied verbatim from the game.
Don’t worry if you’re a fan who is concerned that HBO will be overly involved. Druckmann himself was pleased by the deviations, saying, “Some of my favorite episodes so far have veered substantially from the tale, and I can’t wait for people to see them.”
When speaking to the BBC, Mazin said, “the adjustments that we’re doing are aimed to flesh things out and expand, not to undo, but rather to enrich.” Clearly, the game’s plot will adhere to its basic outline, and it will be similar to the one we all know and wept over in 2013.
HBO’s The Last Of Us Cast:
Both Joel and Ellie will be played by actors: Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984) and Bella Ramsey (HBO’s His Dark Materials, Game of Thrones).
In addition to Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us video games, The Flight Attendant) as resistance commander Marlene and Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, a smuggler, and fellow hardened survivor, the cast also includes Gabriel Luna (True Detective) as Joel’s younger brother and former soldier, Tommy.
Nico Parker (The Third Day) will play Joel’s daughter Sarah, while Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) will play Frank and Bill, two post-pandemic survivalists living in their own isolated town; Storm Reid (Euphoria) will play Riley, an orphan in Boston; and Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us video games) will play Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone.
Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard) are two brothers hiding out in Kansas City from a revolutionary organization bent on vengeance.
Marlon and Florence, played by Graham Greene and Elaine Miles, are a married couple living alone in the Wyoming wilderness after the end of the world.
HBO’s The Last Of Us Trailer
The first official teaser for The Last of Us has been used in a video promoting forthcoming HBO Max programs. Joel’s daughter Sarah and a wall-mounted clicker are among the other people we catch glimpses of as they engage with Ellie.