WATCH: HBO's The Last Of Us trailer is finally here and it is brilliant 2 months ago

WATCH: HBO's The Last Of Us trailer is finally here and it is brilliant

This looks properly incredible.

Ever since the first game debuted in 2013, followed by prequel/spin-off Left Behind in 2014, and the highly controversial sequel in 2020, all eyes have been on Hollywood to see when they would finally get around to adapting The Last Of Us.

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One of the most critically-acclaimed and best-selling video games series in history, it finally fell to HBO to bring the story to the screen, and from the looks of this first proper trailer, it has absolutely been worth the wait.

It was also released today - 26 September - as that was the date in the game when the infection reached critical mass. Delightful!

The story, in case you didn't already know, is mostly set in the aftermath of a particular pandemic which sees infected humans turn into out-of-control murderers.

The world has practically completely fallen apart, and it is here that we meet hardened smuggler Joel (The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal) is tasked with transporting teenager girl Ellie (Game Of Thrones' Bella Ramsey) to a safe house on the other side of America. He also discovers that she might be the most important item he's ever been tasked with smuggling, as she may hold the only key to a potential vaccine for the infection.

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Co-developed by Craig Mazin (the guy behind HBO's incredible series Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (who write and directed the original game), the show will also feature Gabriel Luna (as Tommy), Anna Torv (as Tess), Merle Dandrige (as Marlene), Nico Parker (as Sarah), Murray Bartlett (as Frank), Nick Offerman (as Bill) and Storm Reid (as Riley).

The Last Of Us is set to debut on HBO in the States (and on NOW and Sky Atlantic over here) in early 2023.