The official trailer for HBO’s The Last of Us shows the dynamics of the relationship between Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) as they travel through a post-apocalyptic United States amid an outbreak of a mutant fungus that turns people into zombie-like creatures.
As in the PlayStation game of the same name, Joel accompanies Ellie, who is immune to the fungus, across the country in hopes of finding a cure for the outbreak. The trailer features dialogue scenes starring Storm Reid as Ellie’s friend Riley and Nick Offerman as Bill.
Judging from the trailer, it’s safe to say that the show has stayed true to the fungal zombie design and has done a phenomenal job with the casting, making the series even more promising. Actress Ashley Johnson, who voices Ellie in the game, can also be spotted in the trailer.
The new season of The Last of Us will be released on HBO Max on January 15, 2023.