We at last know when the premiere date will be for HBO’s televised take on The Last Of Us video game. You can expect the struggle for humanity to commence on January 15, 2023. If you think you heard this already, you probably did — the date of the premiere was accidentally leaked out by a listing on the HBO Max app.
We know the cast, the general look of the thing and when to expect it…the only question remaining is what kind of a show we’re getting, and if fans will find it satisfactory. Executive producer Neil Druckmann (who also wrote the video game’s plot) told IGN that while some elements will be lifted from the Naughty Dog game, other parts will be completely new. “Things sometimes stay pretty close. It’s funny to see my dialogue there from the games in HBO scripts. And sometimes they deviate greatly to much better effect because we are dealing with a different medium,” he said.
The Last Of Us stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Also keep an eye out for Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, the original voices of Ellie and Joel, in guest roles somewhere.