The Last of Us: first trailer released for HBO drama with surprise casting spotted in the new trailer
HBO’s eagerly anticipated adaptation of video game The Last of Us has released its first trailer, and a new surprise casting along with it.
Lead character Joel is tasked in smuggling a 14 year old survivor, Ellie, as the series follows the perilous trek the duo undertake, alongside a cast of other characters including Joel’s friends in the smuggling trade.
HBO’s official synopsis for The Last of Us reads: “What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse” across a U.S. ravaged by a lethal disease called the Cordyceps fungus “and depend on each other for survival.”
Who is the new cast member in HBO’s The Last of Us?
The New Zealand born actress took to Twitter moments after the new teaser trailer dropped and announced her casting with one simple word - “Surprise!”
Her status in the series is currently listed as only a guest role.
Who else is in HBO’s The Last of Us?
The Last of Us is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us video game). The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog produce.
When is HBO’s The Last of Us released?
No official release date has been announced for the first series of The Last of Us, but as filming was underway from July 2021 to June of this year, there’s discussion of an early 2023 release.
Will HBO’s The Last of Us screen on UK TV?
Sky Group have not announced a release date for The Last of Us, however confirmed that they will be screening the series exclusively on Sky TV and NOW TV in 2023 and will be available in all Sky markets including the UK & Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Sky also confirmed that each instalment will be available at the same time as the US premiere each week and on demand thereafter.