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The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated game-to-television crossovers of the year. The popular post-apocalypse survival game (with a heart-wrenching story at its center) is coming to HBO Max, with an exciting cast helmed by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, the protagonists of the series.
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At Summer Game Fest, Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog (the studio that developed the game) and co-creator of the series alongside Craig Mazin, announced that Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson—the original actors for Joel and Ellie from the games—will also have a role in the series.
You can catch The Last of Us when it releases on HBO Max.
Where can you watch The Last of Us?
You can stream The Last of Us when it premieres with an HBO Max subscription. HBO Max is currently only available in the United States and certain U.S. territories, and can be accessed with an internet connection through Android products, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, some gaming consoles and certain smart TV platforms.
HBO Max is home to HBO films and series, Max Original series and films, DC movies and shows, TCM content, the Adult Swim Collection, Studio Ghibli films, Cartoon Network’s vast catalogue, the Sesame Workshop collection, Looney Tunes and more. The platform is constantly releasing new content, such as Our Flag Means Death, House of the Dragon, Westworld season 4 and more.
What is The Last of Us about?
The Last of Us is a story of survival. The game series, The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II, follow Ellie and Joel, humans living through an apocalyptic nightmare 20 years after a mutated fungus that caused zombie-like transformations in the infected population ended civilization as we know it. The HBO Max series is co-created, written and produced by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, with Kantemir Balagov, Jasmila Žbanić, Ali Abbasi, Peter Hoar, Jeremy Webb and Liza Johnson set to direct. The series will star Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Joel and Ellie, the duo that navigate the world of the game series.
Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who voiced Ellie and Joel, respectively, in the original game franchise, have been brought in for the television series, appearing in new roles. Johnson and Baker's emotional performances stand out as heart of the game series, the first of which released in 2013 to critical acclaim. The series will also star Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge (reprising her role of Marlene from the video games), Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Pierce and Anna Torv.
You can stream The Last of Us when it premieres on HBO Max.
How can you sign up for HBO Max?
HBO Max is home to all HBO original movies and series, as well as a library of popular films and shows, including Euphoria and Succession. You can sign up for HBO Max on its own and access it through HBO’s website, or download the app to supported devices through your TV, digital or mobile provider. A standalone HBO Max subscription starts at $9.99/month for the ad-enabled tier. If you pay $14.99/month, you can access the ad-free version of the service.
HBO Max is home to HBO content and series such as Insecure, Watchmen, Succession and Euphoria. The platform hosts movies, series and documentaries from many other sources, from films like Howl’s Moving Castle, The Matrix, Ocean’s 8 and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to series like Doctor Who, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Steven Universe and many more.
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