Casey Bloys, programming chief of HBO, has confirmed that their TV series adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us won’t premiere in 2022. Bloys has confirmed that filming is still ongoing in Canada and that he expects it to air sometime in 2023. Bloys has also claimed that he has seen a few of the earlier episodes in the series and describes them as “amazing”. Pedro Pascal, Joel in the live-action series, has also claimed that the series won’t disappoint fans and that it “is more than capable of competing with the game”.
The live-action series is co-written by Neil Druckmann, co-director and writer of The Last of Us, and Craig Mazin, creator of HBO’s Chernobyl. It stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Nick Offerman as Bill, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry and Anna Torv as Tess. The first season will adapt the story from the first game in the series but will have some significant changes.