This morning we get out first look at The Last of Us, a HBO adaption of the popular gaming series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Set to premiere in 2023, the Naughty Dog game has become one of the most successful series on the Playstation consoles. Set in an apocalyptic world 20 years after civilization has been destroyed, Joel (Pascal) is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone. The two must travel across the country in a world infested with the undead and many mutated monsters.
This is our first real good look at the series, including the incredibly creepy Clickers, who became such nightmare fuel after the first two games.
Ramsey, Pascal, Johnson and Baker join Gabriel Luna (True Detective) as Joel’s younger brother and former soldier, Tommy; Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) as resistance leader Marlene; and Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, a smuggler and fellow hardened survivor.
The series will guest star Nico Parker (The Third Day) as Sarah, Joel’s 14-year old daughter; Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as Frank and Bill, two post-pandemic survivalists living alone in their own isolated town; Storm Reid (Euphoria) as Riley, an orphan in Boston; and Jeffrey Pierce (The Last of Us video games) as Perry, a rebel in a quarantine zone.
The Last of Us will premiere on Binge in 2023.