WATCH: The first look at The Last of Us TV show is finally here
"You have no idea what loss is."
Highly-anticipated Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon premiered overnight on HBO Max – no spoilers, don't worry! – so now is clearly as good a time as any to put out a highlight reel of what the show's parent network has on offer.
Among the projects featured include familiar hits like Succession, The White Lotus and Hacks, alongside the likes of Industry and Tokyo Vice – two shows you really ought to become familiar with if you aren't just yet – and the forthcoming The Idol, starring Lily Rose-Depp and developed by The Weeknd, who also appears in the cast.
The really big one, though, is saved until the very end of the clip below. A live-action adaptation of The Last of Us has been talked about pretty much ever since the original video game dropped on the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2013.
Since then we've had a divisive sequel to that game, and plenty of discussion about what a big screen take on it might look like. In the end, The Last of Us got the green light as a HBO series, with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay stepping into the post-apocalyptic shoes of Joel and Ellie.
If you're unfamiliar, The Last of Us presents a terrifying vision of the world in which a virus has ravaged the population, turning people into feral, infected creatures. An increasingly dwindling group of survivors do their best to fight on, but it's all very bleak indeed.
Cut to a man named Joel, hardened by trauma and tasked with escorting a young girl named Ellie from one place to another. And that's how the story takes shape. Based on the very brief look provided by HBO, the TV version – developed by Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin – is very much sticking to the script.
Jump to 1:44 in the below video to get your first look at what is sure to be a major pop culture event when it finally arrives in early 2023.
Clip via HBO Max