The Last Of Us TV series may be arriving sometime later this year, according to a social media post from actress Bella Ramsey. Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the HBO adaptation of the Naughty Dog game, shared an IMDB post to her Instagram story that suggests The Last Of Us will premiere on HBO Max on an undisclosed date in 2022. In support of Ramsey’s post, Kantemir Balagov (who is directing the first episode) recently updated his Instagram bio, which suggests the series could air as early as 2022.
At this point until HBO makes an official announcement, any and all news is speculation. Bella Ramsey will be starring alongside Pedro Pascal, another former Game Of Thrones star, who’ll play Joel. The series features Gabriel Luna as Joel’s brother Tommy, Park and Recreation’s Nick Offerman as Bill, (who replaced Con O’Neill due to scheduling conflicts), Anna Torv as Tess, Merle Dandridge reprising her role from the game as Firefly leader Marlene and Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter Sarah.
The Last of Us TV series charts a brutal journey across what remains of the US as Joel smuggles an immune 14-year old Ellie to a military group, The Fireflies, in a bid to create a vaccine for the Cordyceps virus. The Last Of Us is a collaboration between Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.
Elsewhere, Tom Henderson, an industry insider, last week claimed that a remake of The Last Of Us could be close to completion, and may soon launch later in the year. With sources to support his claims, Henderson further alluded to the possibility of both a multiplayer and director’s cut of The Last Of Us Part II. While we wait for the release date from one Naughty Dog adaptation, there is another on the horizon, as the Uncharted film debuts in cinemas next month. Take a look at Gameluster’s extensive analysis and breakdown of the film’s second trailer.