The Last of Us: First trailer for HBO series shows “Yellowjackets” star and first images of an infected person

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In 2023, we can expect the series adaptation of the successful video game series “The Last of Us“. Now the first action-packed trailer for the eagerly awaited HBO show has finally been released.

  • The series adaptation of the video game series “The Last of Us” is scheduled for release in 2023.
  • The first real trailer gives a first impression of what we can expect with action-packed images.
  • Numerous companions and adversaries are shown, including an infected man with cordyceps mushrooms.

HBO has released the first official trailer for the new series “The Last of Us“. This shows for the first time a person infected with Cordyceps fungi and also announces the appearance of Melanie Lynskey from the hit series “Yellowjackets“.

As shown in the trailer, Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey (“Game of Thrones“), and actor Pedro Pascal, known from “The Mandalorian“, meet numerous companions and adversaries. One of these is Kathleen, embodied by Lynskey. She is the ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement in Kansas City.

In addition to numerous action-packed scenes, we also catch our first glimpse of an infected person. The people infected by the Cordyceps fungus become will-less, zombie-like creatures. Their only goal is to spread the fungus as far as possible and infect as many living beings as possible.

The HBO series “The Last of Us” is based on the video game series of the same name by the developer studio Naughty Dog from 2013. It tells the story of Joel, who joins a rebel organization called Fireflies. There he is given the task of smuggling the little girl Ellie outside the quarantine zone to her allies.

The events of “The Last of Us” start right at the beginning of Joel’s mission inside the quarantine station.

“The Last of Us” is produced by “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin and is scheduled for release on Sky and WOW during 2023.

The Last of Us: Release Date

The Last of Us: First trailer for HBO series shows "Yellowjackets" star and first images of an infected person
The Last of Us © HBO

It’s finally been decided when “The Last of Us” will be released! The video game adaptation will premiere on the US channel HBO and its in-house streaming service HBO Max on January 15, 2023.

But fans in this country won’t have to wait too much longer either. As expected, “The Last of Us” will be broadcast on Sky and Wow – and almost simultaneously. Due to the time difference, however, the broadcast will be postponed to the night of January 16, 2023.

Although it has not yet been officially confirmed, it can be assumed that the total of nine episodes will probably be broadcast in a weekly rhythm.

The Last of Us Series: Storyline

The Last of Us
Here’s what the live-action adaptation of “The Last of Us” looks like © HBO

The series will pick up the plot of the game, The Hollywood Reporter reported. “The Last of Us” is set in a post-apocalyptic world. In it, Joel Miller, a hardened survivor, gets the job of smuggling 14-year-old Ellie out of the quarantine zone. The job becomes a dangerous journey across the United States. Ellie represents the last hope of humanity.

Perhaps the series also picks up the plot of “The Last of Us” Part 2. This picks up 4 years after the first game. Joel and Ellie lead a relatively peaceful life in the meantime. But soon they have to deal with the Washington Liberation Front (WLF, called Wolfs) from Seattle.

It’s possible that the series adaptation will also break new ground and develop its own plot, so that fans of the games will also be surprised by the developments.

A plot element that was only touched on in the video games will probably play a bigger role in “The Last of Us” series. The two Fireflies rebels, Bill and Frank, refer to each other as partners in the video game. This does not delve into what is meant. One of the game developers has confirmed that it is a romantic relationship. This is now to play a more weighty role in the series.