HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us will release on 15th January 2023, according to the company's HBO Max app in the USA. This lines up with an earlier suggestion from UK distributor Sky that the TV show will premiere a day later due to time zone differences. Officially, the series has been handed a 2023 release, but a "senior source" has told VGC the new date is legitimate.
It appeared in the description of a sneak peek video on the HBO Max app, reading: "A preview of the post-apocalyptic drama series based on the critically acclaimed video game. Premieres Jan. 15." Due to the way HBO distributes its TV shows, this would simply be the first episode of the show rather than the entire series all at once; it doesn't follow the Netflix model.
The official trailer debuted at the end of September proved incredibly popular, garnering over 13 million views in less than 24 hours. Another VGC source claims the release date reveal will take place at some point this week, so there may be more news to come in the next few days.