What is The Last of Us (TV) About?
The Last of Us is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series developed by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. The narrative is set two decades after a fungal infection precipitates the fall of civilization, turning infected humans into mutated beings. Joel, a hardened survivor tormented by past trauma, is compelled to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl with possible immunity to the plague, out of a repressive quarantine zone. This daunting task evolves into an arduous cross-country odyssey, revealing the remnants of human society and exploring themes of trust, sacrifice, and the morality of survival. As Joel and Ellie journey through the ruins of the United States, they encounter various groups and individuals, each trying to persevere through the calamity in their own way. The cast includes Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, with a number of other actors contributing to the series in recurring roles and guest appearances. Initially charting a course closely aligned with the narrative of the 2013 video game, The Last of Us delves into the characters' backstories and presents a detailed, gritty world rife with danger and emotional complexity.
The first episode of The Last of Us aired on January 15, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on March 12, 2023.