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The Last of Us TV Show Sets Premiere Date Early Next Year on HBO

The Last of Us TV show premiere release date premiere January 15, 2023 HBO Max

The The Last of Us TV show at HBO and HBO Max has been a long time coming. Fans originally were hoping to see the adaptation in 2022, but the release was confirmed to be sometime in 2023. HBO gave us a teaser to hold us over back in September, but no solid launch was given. However, HBO and Troy Baker, the actor of Joel in the games, have finally shared a release date for The Last of Us TV show: It will premiere on January 15, 2023.

Here is the official TV release date announcement from Baker, who will also play an unspecified character on The Last of Us:

The Last of Us release date

What a cool poster. Joel and Ellie in the background. The desolate landscape. The creeping danger of the spores. It is quite well done.

The program will basically be a retelling of the original video game that has appeared on three generations of Sony hardware. There will be some added story bits to make this retelling unique.

While I am certainly interested in this, and I love the casting decisions, I can’t help but admit I’m not so excited. I’ve played this story before and feel like the show will have many of the same lines and delivery. I do wonder, though. If this is successful, will HBO greenlight an adaptation of The Last of Us Part II, as well?

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