We’ve been closely following the production of HBO’s live-action adaptation of The Last Of Us. It seemed like the show starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay would find its way to HBO sometime this year by how fast the production has been pushing forward, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a bit longer. In a new piece by Deadline, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys revealed that the project won’t premiere at least until 2023. In his full quote, he does tease that he’s already seen some of the early episodes.
It’s not going to air in 2022 — they are still shooting in Canada. I imagine you will see it in ’23. I have seen some early episodes and I’m very excited. Craig did Chernobyl for us, he is a fantastic writer and director. What I’ve seen looks amazing, so I’m excited for it, but it will not be in ’22Casey Bloys
It looks like this project is much larger than we initially expected. The fact they are still filming shows quite the commitment, and if they haven’t started any post-production work yet it makes sense that it’ll take until 2023 to release. OF course, things might always change but we hopefully get to see the series early in the next year.