The Last of Us: Season 1 will be available to stream on HBO Max beginning January 15, according to a blurb for a sneak peek of the TV series based on Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed video game. The date doesn’t seem to be appearing for non-subscribers, but screenshots that are circulating online can confirm that U.S. members are seeing additional text that includes the aforementioned premiere date. HBO Max’s The Last of Us adaptation stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, who play Joel Miller and Ellie Williams, respectively. Gabriel Luna, who starred as REV-9 in 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate, plays Tommy, Joel’s brother.
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann directed one episode of The Last of Us, according to a Naughty Dog blog post from June 2022:
From the onset, our original vision for The Last of Us’ story was cinematic and character driven, and HBO enthusiastically continued the spirit of that same vision to bring this story to TV screens worldwide. Helmed by Craig Mazin, Creator and Writer of Chernobyl, in tandem with Executive Producer Carolyn Strauss and Neil Druckmann, the incredible cast and crew strove to ensure a faithful retelling of the story and its intricately detailed world.
In the spirit of collaboration and authenticity, Neil has taken on the roles of Executive Producer and Writer and also directed a full episode. Bringing The Last of Us to life has been a deeply creative collaboration between our studio and HBO.