‘The Last Of Us’ Trailer: Intense New Footage Of HBO’s Series Shows How Faithful It Is To The Video Games

The CCXP event in Brazil has become, with rapid speed, the pop culture event to match San Diego Comic-Con for big studio reveals. This is where the studios are coming to show off some of their biggest upcoming projects, and now you can add this intense new trailer for HBO’s The Last of Us series.

Footage shows quite a lot of action as Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) trek across an America ravaged by a virus that has turned people into mutated creatures called Clickers. Fans of the video game will recognize how faithful this appears to be, especially in the creature design, which makes sense considering Neil Druckman, the creative force behind the games, is working on the TV show as well. He’s joined by Emmy-winning Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin.

Also in the cast are Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence, plus Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

The Last of Us debuts on HBO and HBO Max on January 15th 2023.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.