HBO's The Last of Us will not air in 2022
HBO's chief content officer Casey Bloys gave this update during the Television Association Press Tour (TCA).
HBO’s adaptation of the video game The Last of Us will likely premiere in 2023, says the network’s chief content officer Casey Bloys.
“It’s not going to air in 2022 — they are still shooting in Canada. I imagine you will see it in ’23,” he said during an interview with Deadline.
Released back in 2013, The Last of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic America which has been ravaged by a deadly fungus that turns people into aggressive zombie-like creatures known as The Infected.
It follows a survivor named Joel (Troy Baker) who is tasked with smuggling teenager Ellie (Ashley Johnson), who is immune to the fungus, out of the quarantine zone to a group of rebel militia The Fireflies so they can attempt to develop a cure.
Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will star as Joel and Ellie respectively with the game’s co-director Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl creator Craig Menzin set to write the series.
Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman and Storm Reid round out the rest of the main cast.
The Last of Us earned widespread critical acclaim upon its release and is considered to be one of the greatest video games ever released. A sequel, simply titled The Last of Us II, hit shelves in 2020 to similarly excellent reviews.
“I have seen some early episodes and I’m very excited,” said Bloys. “Craig did Chernobyl for us, he is a fantastic writer and director. What I’ve seen looks amazing, so I’m excited for it, but it will not be in ’22.”