The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022
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When is The Last of Us going to premiere on HBO Max? Continue reading to find out more. 

As Joel and Ellie cross a snowy bridge in the first teaser in which the latter’s voiceover says, “Everybody I’ve cared for has either died or left me.” To which Joel responds, “You have no idea what loss is.” The series is an upcoming American post-apocalyptic drama television series that will soon be released on HBO Max next year. It is completely understandable why the anticipation has increased the interest of long-time die-hard fans who have tuned in to play the game.

The incredible plot is one of the crucial elements which will be fulfilled after years of waiting. If you are interested in knowing more about the latest developments, look no further, as we’ve put together a concise summary of all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the series airs. Here is everything we know about The Last of Us.

Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us: When will it premiere on HBO Max?

Sadly, the new series will not be available on HBO Max in December 2022, so fans will have to wait a little longer. The brand new series has officially been confirmed to premiere next year on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 9 PM (ET/PT) on HBO and HBO Max and will be available for streaming concurrently in 4K on the network. The season will consist of 9 episodes written by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann; the latter wrote and directed the game. 

The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a new trailer from the series, which looks strikingly similar to the video game, quoting, “The official #TheLastOfUs trailer is here. From the Emmy award-winning creator of Chernobyl and the creator of the acclaimed video game, the new HBO Original series premieres Jan 15 on @HBOMax.” Take  a look at the official post below: 

The Last of Us Plot

The Last of Us is a television series based on the critically acclaimed video game. The official logline of the series as per HBO Max states, “The Last of Us 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 and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.” On the other hand, Dandridge, Druckmann, Luna, Mazin, Pascal, and Ramsey appeared on a panel at CCXP on December 3, 2022, where the first full trailer was released, revealing the first appearances of Baker, Ashley Johnson, and Shepherd. Take a look at the exclusive photos from the event below: 

The Last of Us Cast and Crew

The prominent cast members of the series are as follows Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, 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. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

The Last of Us is based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation platforms and is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog. Moreover, the original game composer Gustavo Santaolalla will compose the score. 

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us Episodes and Streaming Options

The forthcoming season is expected to have nine episodes which will debut on the same date with an estimated runtime of 45 to 53 minutes. It is speculated that it is intended to follow the same framework as the other original tv series on the network. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that, as of December 5, 2022, the exact titles and synopsis for the episodes cannot be confirmed. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on HBO and HBO Max, interested viewers can also enable notifications. So, we would advise fans to stay patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days, and recommend that the fans should play the game series in order to recall the events. 

The series will air on HBO in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, the membership of the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres. The series will also be available on Binge in Australia and Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. 

The Last of Us Episodes: Take a look at some exclusive stills

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us is not coming to HBO Max in December 2022

The Last of Us Official Trailer

The official trailer of 2:24 minutes for the HBO Original dystopian drama series The Last of Us was showcased during its CCXP22 panel in São Paulo, Brazil on December 4, 2022, with a tagline stating, “The official #TheLastOfUs trailer is here. From the Emmy award-winning creator of Chernobyl and the creator of the acclaimed video game, the new HBO Original series premieres Jan 15 on @hbomax.” The trailer gives a perfect glimpse of the character and themes which showcases that Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America. Take a look at the official trailer below: 

Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming The Last of Us on HBO or HBO Max.

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