The Last of Us S1
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14 March 2023

The Last of Us S1

One of Variety’s Most Anticipated Streaming Titles of 2023, HBO’s The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel (Critics Choice Super Award winner Pedro Pascal from The Mandalorian and Game of Thrones) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (BAFTA Award winner Bella Ramsey from His Dark Materials and Game of Thrones) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. But what starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal journey as the pair traverse the US, depending on each other for survival.

Based on the critically acclaimed smash hit video game of the same name, the series is written and executive produced by Emmy winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann from The Last of Us and Uncharted video game franchises.

The cast includes Emmy winner Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Emmy nominees Nick Offerman (Fargo) and Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Teen Choice nominees Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., True Detective) and Storm Reid (Euphoria, A Wrinkle In Time), multi-award-winner Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter), and Oscar nominee Graham Greene (The Green Mile, Wind River).

BAFTA winner Merle Dandridge (The Flight Attendant) and BAFTA nominee Jeffrey Pierce (Castle Rock) reprise the roles they voiced in the game franchise as Marlene and Tommy respectively. Plus, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker – who voiced Ellie and Joel in the games – are among the guest cast.

Watch The Last of Us online in Africa

All episodes of the highly anticipated HBO sci-fi series The Last of Us, based on the hit video game, is now streaming on Showmax.