People have been waiting in anticipation to hear just when The Last of Us will premiere on HBO. But finally, everyone now knows the important date, which is Jan 15, 2023. While everyone was sitting waiting for an initial announcement by HBO, users of the HBO Max app will have spotted a description of the show had been uploaded. This detailed the release date, which has since been officially announced across HBO’s and Naughty Dog’s social media channels.
For anyone who doesn’t know, The Last of Us actually started out as a post-apocalyptic adventure game created by Naughty Dog for Sony. And, by and large, The Last of Us is renowned for being one of the greatest video games of all time, and especially of the era. As we’ve seen many times before, video games can influence other forms of entertainment, which those enjoying the best online slots will be used to as well, as they too influence other forms of entertainment in the same way or take inspiration from the likes of movies themselves.
The poster announcing the premiere of The Last of Us on HBO shows Joel and Ellie walking through an abandoned and overgrown city with Cordyceps fungus at the foot of the poster, which, as most people will know, is responsible for a lot of the goings on previous to the story beginning. Pedro Pascal, who starred in The Game of Thrones, and Bella Ramsay, take on the lead roles of Joel and Ellie in the TV show, which is expected to be a massive hit with viewers.
What many will be hoping to see is for the show to be as faithful to the video game as possible. The reason is that The Last of Us as a video game was brilliant, and the action was fun and gripping to play. However, it was the storyline that really made The Last of Us what it is, and it’s something that series creator Craig Mazin, who is the man behind HBO’s hit Chernobyl series, and Neil Druckmann of Naughty Boy, the creators of the video game version, have done their best to stick to as much as possible.The first series of The Last of Us on HBO is going to be ten episodes long and was filmed in Alberta, Canada, between July 2021 and June 2022. If the show is a hit, as many expect it will be, it’s likely that more series’ will be commissioned, as The Last of Us story is a long and detailed one, and it can be developed further in the future. It will also be interesting to see if this inspires the likes of HBO and others to build TV shows for their networks off the back of successful video games. It’s been done before successfully, and The Last of Us could be another smash hit to have been born from the gaming world.