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HBO’s the Last of Us Finally Reveals Its Release Window

It has been 6 years since the world was introduced to Joel and Ellie with the release of The Last of Us (2013). Soon taking a massive fanbase and enthralling a huge crowd to buy PS3s and PS4s, this beloved game was soon announced to be adapted into a television series. The wait is finally over (for the release date) as HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer, Casey Bloys gave a little tip on the release date.

Bella Ramsey (left) and Pedro Pascal (right) in The Last of Us.
Bella Ramsey (left) and Pedro Pascal (right) in The Last of Us.

The release date for The Last of Us

The series for the game that rules the hearts of an entire generation was first announced in June 2020 (Yes, 2 years ago). The cast was announced slowly with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey playing the main characters of Joel and Ellie respectively. The plot will likely follow the game closely with Joel being a smuggler and having to transport Ellie through what remains of the United States of America after a zombie apocalypse hits the world hard.

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Pedro Pascal at a ceremony.
Pedro Pascal at a ceremony.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the CCO of HBO Max, Casey Bloys gave an update regarding the release date of the series. According to him, the series would likely release in “early 2023” instead of the alleged release date of “late 2022”. Thus, this can be considered a little delay in the release of the series.

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The Last of Us actors: where have you seen them before?

The Last of Us has what the fans consider the best star cast for playing Joel and Ellie. The role of the smuggler and morally gray character goes to Pedro Pascal. He has been associated with the worldwide famous Netflix series Narcos ever since its inception. Pedro Pascal has also played the mouth-spitting, whiskey-drinking secret agent Agent Whiskey (That is indeed his name in the movie) in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

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Bella Ramsey as the fan-favorite Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.
Bella Ramsey as the fan-favorite Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones.

As for the actress playing Ellie, she is far from a little helpless girl. Playing the valorous character of Lyanna Mormont in the long-running fantasy series Game of Thrones, she has become a fan favorite among the people for her fierce and brave nature in the show as well as off the record.

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The series is based on the screenplay by the original creator of the 2013 game Neil Druckman with Craig Mazin serving as the Executive producer for the series (from Chernobyl fame).

The Last of Us will release on HBO Max as early as “early 2023” with the first season featuring 10 episodes. The original voice actors who played Joel and Ellie are also speculated to appear in the show (Troy Baker & Ashley Johnson).

Source: CBR

Written by Visarg Acharya