The trailer has been released for the TV adaption of the classic game The Last Of Us is set to debut on HBO in January.
Speculation was mounting as to when the television series of the popular game was to be released, with rumours that it would be released early in 2023, but HBO have confirmed it debut on our screens on January 15th.
The first series is set to have nine episodes, with many characters from the game set to feature. The Last of Us trailer has shown many similarities from the gameplay, that will be hugely exciting for fans of the game.
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The Last of Us is set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilisation and follows hardened survivor Joel, who is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie to safety.
The pair are brought across the USA in a brutal and hugely dramatic story, as they must help on another in order to survive.
The series is set to be based on the original game, with some new original additions to the series. Among the cast are Game Of Thrones favourite Bella Ramsey who plays Ellie, while Pedro Pascal will play Joel.
One of the big factors behind why the series will look so much like the game is down to the creators, with Neil Druckmann, the creator director of the games, is the executive producer and writer on the show. Craig Mazin, creator of HBO’s Chernobyl, is also a producer and writer.
Druckmann spoke to IGN on what fans can look forward to in the series.
“For example, in the game, there’s so much action you have to have to train the player about mechanics. You have to have more violence and more spectacle to some degree than you would need on a TV show because you don’t need to train people on how to use a gun.
So that’s something that’s been really different, and HBO’s been great in pushing us to move away from hardcore action and focus more on the drama of the character. Some of my favorite episodes so far have deviated greatly from the story, and I can’t wait for people to see them”