The first footage of the intriguing adaptation of The Last of Us has arrived.

HBO shared a teaser for the TV version of the iconic video game, although the glimpse into the series was very brief.

And if the clip is anything to go by, The Last of Us is staying very faithful to the PlayStation games it’s based on. As Ellie and Joel, Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal recreate a tense conversation from the video game, while the teaser also quickly shows Nick Offerman as Bill.

For those not familiar with the video game, The Last of Us focuses on Ellie and Joel as they journey through a post-apocalyptic U.S. after the country is destroyed by a mysterious disease that turns people into terrifying monsters. They meet several fascinating characters along the way, some kind and some not so kind.

Aside from the aforementioned trio of stellar actors, there’s good talent behind the camera. Craig Mazin, the creator behind acclaimed drama Chernobyl (also by HBO), is handling the series, while Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog, the studio that developed the video games, is on board as executive producer.

It’s the first HBO series to be based on a video game, while it’s also reportedly the largest TV production in Canadian history. There’s a lot riding on this one, in other words.

Back in 2020, Francesca Orsi, HBO’s executive president, spoke about her excitement about the project. “Craig and Neil are visionaries in a league of their own. With them at the helm alongside the incomparable Carolyn Strauss, this series is sure to resonate with both die-hard fans of The Last of Us games and newcomers to this genre-defining saga,” she said.

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The series is expected to hit the streaming platform in early 2023.

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