A lot of people have been waiting for this one for quite a while so, let’s get right to it, shall we? HBO MAX just let loose the trailer for THE LAST OF US – ready to dive in?
The series is being brought to us by the same folks that did the Chernobyl series for the service, which was an outstanding production so, that bodes well for the video game adaptation. If you’ve never played the game, THE LAST OF US tells the tale of what happens after modern civilization has been destroyed due to the Cordyceps infection. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl who holds the cure for the infection, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival.
The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Gabriel Luna, Storm Reid, Anna Torv, Jeffrey Pierce, Nick Offerman, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, and Con O’Neil round things out. THE LAST OF US debuts on HBO Max on Jan. 15th.