The official announcement has not yet arrived, but The Last of Us page on HBO Max reveals that the series will debut on January 15th .
The date matches the predictions, so it sounds plausible. God of war ragnarok t-shirt In Italy, the adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game will land on Sky and NOW at the same time as the United States. However, for greater certainty we will have to wait for the announcement of HBO , perhaps accompanied by a new trailer.
Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl , Borderlands ) created the show for the prestigious American channel, and can count on Neil Druckmann – author of the game – as co-director and co-writer. This transposition aims to expand the original story, adding some elements that were cut from the video game.
Below you can see the screenshot of the HBO Max page .
The HBO Max page with the date
The Last Of Us: HBO premieres January 15th according to the HBO MAX page. pic.twitter.com/PSrMq9s69Y
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The Last of Us is set twenty years after the fall of modern civilization, when a fungal parasite infects humans and turns them into monsters. Joel , a man hardened by the will to survive, is hired to escort 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. It should be a simple job, but it quickly becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie must traverse what’s left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will lend faces to Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna will be Tommy , Joel ‘s brother. Merle Dandridge will play Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker will lend his face to Sarah , Joel ‘s daughter. Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ), Nick Offerman ( Bill ), Anna Torv ( Tess) and Storm Reid ( Riley ). Natasha Mumba will play Kim Tembo , an original character.
The authors of the series
The series is conceived by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels to The Hangover ). Mazin will write and produce The Last of Us with Neil Druckman , author of the video game. The pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov , native director of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .
Directors will include Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s Secret, The Path ), Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ), Peter Hoar ( Daredevil ) and Neil Druckman himself , creator of the game. The pilot was directed by Kantemir Balagov ( Tesnota, The Autumn Girl ).