THE LAST OF US Sets Debut Date for January 15, 2023

Official word has announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated THE LAST OF US. We will find it beginning SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023 and some of us around here can’t be more excited. The announcement, via bullet points, follows:  

  • TheLastOfUs_KeyArtThe nine-episode first season of the HBO Original drama series THE LAST OF US debuts SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream in 4K on HBO Max.


  • Logline: THE LAST OF US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.  


  • Cast: 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. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.


  • Credits: THE LAST OF US, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. 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. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog. 

Some news outlets were really in search of this key information and even came across it a day or so earlier than this announcement. It appears HBO Max’ page for the series let it leak out a couple of days early when the big series was going to arrive. Oddly, now that the official notice is out, the date has been edited out of the Max page in question. Evidently many are eager to get this show in front of their eyes. Sites like Forbes, IGN, ScreenRant and Variety are just a few sites that jumped on the news early.  


We and HBO are treating THE LAST IF US as the next big flagship series for HBO. We hope you are taken up in the brutal journey of Joel & Ellie come January 15.  

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