A release date for HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us may have been leaked: but in a strange turn of events, the leak is courtesy of HBO Max themselves. A listing page on the streaming service for a sneak preview of the upcoming series reveals a premiere date of January 15, 2022, which is just over two months away. We already know that the adaptation will debut sometime in 2023, as previously reported by GameLuster, but an exact date was not confirmed. 

This story has already been confirmed by multiple sources connected to VGC. They have stated that while the date is legitimate and posted to the page in error, official news is expected later in the week. At this time, it remains unclear if the series will arrive on HBO Max in other countries at the same time where the streaming platform is unavailable. 

The Last Of Us will star Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie). Supporting roles include Gabriel Luna (Tommy), Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett (Bill and Frank, respectively), Storm Reid (Riley), Merle Dandridge (Marlene), Anna Torv (Tess), Nico Parker (Sarah), and in-game Tommy actor Jeffrey Pierce as a character called Perry. Melanie Lynskey will also star in the series after it was confirmed that she would play an original character.

The story charts a journey from Boston to Utah in a post-pandemic US as Joel smuggles an immune 14-year-old, Ellie, to a military group, the Fireflies, to create a vaccine for the Cordyceps virus. For all future updates on The Last of Us and more, including GameLuster’s review for The Last Of Us Part I, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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