HBO has shared the first footage from its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Last of Us. In a trailer the streamer published on YouTube before the premiere of House of the Dragon, we see about 20 seconds of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie. Despite the short length of the clip, it’s filled with moments fans will recognize. We see an exchange between Joel and Ellie that’s lifted directly from the original game. There’s even a flashback featuring Joel’s biological daughter. The footage also offers a glimpse of Nick Offerman as Bill.
Expectations for the series are already riding high. In addition to a star-studded cast, Craig Mazin of Chernobyl fame is involved in the project as writer, creator and executive producer, as is the game’s original creative director, Neil Druckmann. The series is expected to premiere in early 2023. The first season will feature 10 episodes.