HBO Max’s The Last of Us has received its first official trailer and it’s given us our best look yet at the classic PlayStation adaptation, including a look at several characters from the game, plot details, and the terrifying Bloater at the end.
The trailer is a treat for fans of the original PlayStation game, but it also does a good job of setting up exactly what this new series will be for those unfamiliar with the source material.
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There are people on the West Coast, and Ellie Bella Ramsey somehow didn’t turn into a monster when injured, and she could be the key to saving humanity. Pedro Pascal’s Joel has been assigned to take her across the country to help find that cure, and that’s where our story begins.
However, we’ll probably get flashbacks as well, since we’re getting a glimpse of scenes pulled directly from The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC.
As for the Bloater, this terrifying enemy is one of the most powerful in gaming and is one of the most advanced stages of the Cordyceps brain infection. He appears at the end of the trailer and indicates that the journey west will not be easy.
The Last of Us HBO character posters
The trailer is followed by character posters that give us a great look at the cast on the series, all of which help us prepare for the show to hit HBO Max on January 15, 2023.
Season 1 will consist of 10 episodes and appears to mainly cover the events of the first game. However, the creators have confirmed that there will be certain parts that “deviate significantly” from what came before.
If the wait has been too long, be sure to check out our review of The Last of Us Part 1 for PS5 to see if it’s worth picking up before the show premieres on HBO.
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