Your Guide to ‘The Last of Us’: How to Watch, Cast, Plot & More

Your Guide to ‘The Last of Us’: How to Watch, Cast, Plot & More

The Last of Us, a wildly popular video game, acclaimed for its gameplay, plot and artistic design, has now gotten its own HBO® TV series closely following that same storyline and imaginative vision. The Last of Us TV show premiered on HBO® and Max on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Before embarking on the post-apocalyptic adventure, learn more about the plot, the cast and how to watch.

What is ‘The Last of Us’ About?

Set two decades after the destruction of modern civilization, a tough as nails survivor, Joel, takes a job to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-girl, out of the quarantine zone. Their journey is one of heartbreak and danger with only each other to rely on for survival. But the pair do meet an eclectic bunch of characters along the way.

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‘The Last of Us’ Cast & Characters


To ensure that The Last of Us remains true to its origins, the series was written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, of The Last of Us and Uncharted video game franchises. There will be additional support from executive producer, Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl and Game of Thrones), as well as Evan Wells from the original game’s developer, Naughty Dog, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. The cast was carefully selected to also embody the character’s energy.

  • Ellie is played by Bella Ramsey
  • Joel is played by Pedro Pascal
  • Tommy is played by Gabriel Luna
  • Marlene is played by Merle Dandridge
  • Tess is played by Anna Torv
  • Frank and Bill are played by Nick Offerman
  • Sarah is played by Nico Parker
  • Riley is played by Storm Reid
  • Perry is played by Jeffrey Pierce
  • Henry is played by Lamar Johnson
  • Sam is played by Keivonn Woodard
  • Marlon is played by Graham Greene
  • Florence is played by Elaine Miles

How to Watch ‘The Last of Us’ on DIRECTV

Watch The Last of Us on HBO® at DIRECTV as well as on Max. The Last of Us premiered on Jan. 15, 2023.

HBO – Ch. 501

New customers can get HBO® on DIRECTV free for three months when subscribing to the Entertainment package or above. Or existing DIRECTV customers can get the first two months of Max on us.  

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