HBO Max has released a brand new promo teaser for its highly-anticipated shows which are set to return and make their debut soon.
One of the shows featured in the HBO Max promo is HBO’s upcoming horror survival drama The Last Of Us, based on Naughty Dog’s popular video game series of the same name. The Last of Us footage unveils our first official look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey’s respectively portrayal of Joel and Ellie. It is currently expected to premiere in 2023.
In addition to the long-awaited zombie drama, HBO Max also teased the arrival of The Idol, Love and Death, The White House Plumbers, The White Lotus Season 2, Succession Season 4, and more.
The Last of Us series will tackle the events of the first game with the possibility of additional content based on the sequel. It is set to be led by Game of Thrones alums Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.
“The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-pandemic America.”
Joining Pascal and Ramsey are Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) as Tommy Miller, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Anna Torv (Mindhunter) as Tess, and Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) as she reprises her role from the video games as Marlene, the leader of a resistance group known as the Fireflies. It also features Jeffrey Pierce (Bosch) as Perry, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank, Con O’Neill (Chernobyl) as Bill, and Storm Reid (Euphoria) as Riley.
The live-action series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.