HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Confirmed to Debut on January 15

Joel and Ellie walk down a post-apocalyptic street in key art for HBO's "The Last Of Us"

On Wednesday, HBO confirmed the premiere of its upcoming original drama “The Last Of Us,” based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. The nine-episode first season of the series will debut Sunday, January 15 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The premiere date began circulating online Tuesday, but at the time was labeled as a rumor or a leak.

“The Last of Us” takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), 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.

Rounding out the show’s cast is 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.

“The Last Of Us” 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.

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