HBO published the first official trailer for “The Last of Us” on Monday, giving viewers their first look at the post-apocalyptic TV series. The first episode of the show will air in 2023.
“The Last of Us” features a hardened survivor named Joel, played by “The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal, as he travels across a U.S. destroyed by the cordyceps fungus. Along the journey, he travels with Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, who helps locate a cure for the zombie-like plague that has ravaged humanity.
The announcement of the new trailer took place on September 26, also known as Outbreak Day inside the “The Last of Us” community. According to the first version of the video game, the cordyceps fungus started to spread over the United States on September 26. The Last of Us day is an official fan celebration.
People that contract the cordyceps fungus and become afflicted mutate into shambling monsters known as clickers. They have an insatiable appetite for human flesh and their faces grow spores that look like mushrooms, and they get infected.
Gabriel Luna is Joel’s brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge is the leader of the Fireflies, Nico Parker is Joel’s daughter Sarah, Murray Bartlett is Frank, Nick Offerman is Bill, Jeffrey Pierce is Perry, and Anna Torv is Tess. Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who voiced Joel and Ellie in the video games, will also appear.
Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog, co-created and executive produced “Chernobyl” with Craig Mazin. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam.
The series is set to release in 2023.