HBO Max drops first teaser for The Last of Us adaptation

Pedro Pascal stars as a hardened survivor in HBO’s new series, The Last of Us.

A traumatized survivor of a zombie apocalypse must face hordes of the “Infected” to protect a teenage girl who might hold the key to a cure in The Last of Us, a new HBO series based on the blockbuster action/adventure game of the same name. HBO just dropped the first official teaser, giving gaming fans their first look at this long-awaited TV adaptation.

(Some spoilers from the game below.)

The Last of Us game from Naughty Dog debuted in 2013 to pretty much universal acclaim for its narrative, gameplay, visuals, and sound design. Ars senior gaming editor Kyle Orland called it “a thrilling, beautiful, exceptionally human zombie apocalypse story” in his 2013 review. The game sold more than 1 million units in the first week of its release and won multiple gaming awards. It’s still often cited as among the greatest video games ever made. Co-showrunner Craig Mazin called it the “Lawrence of Arabia of video game narratives.” Naughty Dog co-President Neil Druckmann, who wrote and directed the original game, co-wrote the first season of the TV series with Mazin.

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