New Poster Officially Confirms Rumored HBO Premiere Date

An official poster for HBO The last of us confirms that the series is set to air in January 2023.

HBO has released a brand new poster for its upcoming live-action adaptation of The last of us, announcing that the series will debut on Sunday, January 15, 2023. The poster features Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller and Bella Ramsey as Ellie Williams, the central characters of the popular video game series that serves as the basis for the HBO project. You can check out the poster below.

Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, The last of us focuses on the relationship between a smuggler named Joel and 14-year-old Ellie, with the latter possibly holding the key to curing the deadly pandemic that has resulted in the game’s post-apocalypse world. Hired to smuggle Ellie out of an area of midlife, Joel finds himself depending on the teenager just as much as she relies on him as they fight to survive on their journey across the United States.

The HBO adaptation of The last of us should cover the events of the first game, with the second game potentially surviving as a base for additional content. The upcoming series is said to be one of the most expensive ever made, with each episode costing around $10 million with a total budget of around $200 million. In comparison, HBO game of thrones had a budget of $15 million per episode for its final season.

The The last of us the adaptation is being developed by Craig Mazin, the man behind the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl, as well as Neil Druckmann, the screenwriter and creative director of the Naughty Dog game. Its cast also includes Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Storm Reid, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Melanie Lynskey, Rutina Wesley and Brad Leland.

Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who played Joel and Ellie in both The last of us games, are also set to appear in the HBO adaptation. Their roles in the series are kept secret.

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