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HBO releases a NEW poster for the video game turned TV series 'The Last of Us' with January 2023 release date

The TV series follows a hardened survivor Joel, who is tasked with smuggling the teenage Ellie out of a quarantine zone in a post-apocalyptic United States
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in HBO's 'The Last of Us' (HBO)
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in HBO's 'The Last of Us' (HBO)

Can anything be more exciting than your favorite video game turning into a series that recreates the original game's box art? HBO has today revealed a new poster for its upcoming 'The Last of Us' TV series. Prior to the highly anticipated show in early 2023, HBO has been revealing new trailers and glimpses of the show for the past couple of weeks and months. It will be an understatement to say fans are really psyched for it. 

When the Playstation game released in 2013, 'The Last of Us' was praised for its striking design, which brought post-apocalyptic versions of several major American cities to life in vivid, haunting detail. Matching this scope in live-action couldn’t have been an easy stunt to pull off for the producers behind HBO’s upcoming TV adaptation. But like Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw said in HBO's 'Sex and the City' movie, "So far, so good." The poster shows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) overlooking the moss-covered remains of a sprawling metropolis. Scroll more to see the poster. 


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The official page of 'The Last of Us' released the poster and captioned it, "Pedro Pascal is Joel. Bella Ramsey is Ellie. #TheLastOfUs premieres January 15 on @HBOMax."


The series was developed by Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator behind HBO's 'Chernobyl,' and Neil Druckmann, the creator behind the company Naughty Dog's acclaimed video game, 'The Last of Us.' The TV series follows a hardened survivor named Joel who is tasked with smuggling the teenage Ellie out of a quarantine zone and escorting her across the post-apocalyptic United States. The HBO show stars a couple of 'Game of Thrones' alumni Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie. From the poster, it’s hard to say which city they’re in but in the original video game, the characters traveled to a variety of different locations across the country, including Boston and Pittsburgh. 

According to the official synopsis of 'The Last of Us,' "The series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, 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 the U.S. and depend on each other for survival." 'The Last of Us' is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max early next year on January 15th. The show's first season will have nine episodes in total, with new episodes arriving on a weekly basis.