— Updated on 29 January 2023

WATCH: HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Has A Meaty Teaser Trailer

— Updated on 29 January 2023
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Between Euphoria, Succession, Industry, and of course, House of the Dragon, HBO just can’t seem to miss these days. And considering the latest teaser trailer for The Last of Us starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, they don’t intend to meander far from the bullseye anytime soon.

The preview offered today – which features minimal dialogue – depicts the fall of civilisation as we know it intercut with glimpses of the ensuing chaos, including a Clicker that’s terrifyingly faithful to the source material (mutated fungus heads and all). At the centre of all this, we have Pascal’s Joel and Ramsey’s Ellie.

“Save who you can save,” a voice can be heard whispering at the teaser trailer’s close.

HBO's The Last Of Us Has A Meaty Teaser Trailer

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In an earlier preview of HBO’s The Last of Us (see: below), Joel and Ellie cautiously trudge toward an abandoned bridge covered in snow.

“Everybody I have cared for has either died or left me,” Ellie can be heard expressing in a voiceover, intercut with glimpses of Joel frantically carrying his daughter to safety.

“You have no idea what loss is,” responds Joel, ostensibly referring to his daughter (spoilers).

This is punctuated by the reveal of a scraggly-bearded Nick Offerman as Bill, who removes what appears to be a gas mask. Ron Swanson would certainly be proud.

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It’s been well over two years since the live-action adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly successful video game title was announced. Helmed by the original game’s creative director Neil Druckmann alongside Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), principal photography concluded just a few months ago around mid-June. As for when you can expect The Last of Us to arrive, HBO has tentatively earmarked 2023 for its release date.

Here’s the official synopsis for HBO’s The Last of Us:

The story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (portrayed by Pedro Pascal) – a hardened survivor – is hired to smuggle Ellie (portrayed by Bella Ramsey) – a 14-year-old girl – out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival.

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Pascal, Ramsey, and Offerman have been joined by Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark FateAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Joel’s brother Tommy, Nico Parker (Dumbo) as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Anna Torv (Fringe) as Tess, Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) as Kathleen, and Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant), who will make an appearance as Marlene – leader of the Fireflies.

Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) has directed the pilot episode of HBO’s The Last of Us with subsequent episodes under the charge of Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbas. Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, and Naughty Dog Presiden Evan Wells have served as executive producers with Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, Rose Lam, and former HBO President Carolyn Strauss – who was responsible for commissioning The SopranosThe WireSix Feet Under, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Incidentally, Strauss has previously served as executive producer for both Game of Thrones and Chernobyl. 

Check out the first teaser trailer for HBO’s The Last of Us above.

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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