The Last of Us finally gets its first full trailer and release window on HBO

The way that HBO has staggered the footage of The Last of Us suggests that it'll be out shortly after House of the Dragon ends.

A vast majority of The Last of Us fans probably have September 26 circled on their calendars. "Outbreak Day", as it is known, is usually when Naughty Dog reveals more The Last of Us news. It's also a date that originates from the original The Last of Us game, which is when the Cordyceps infection first spread across the globe. Although most didn't expect anything big for this year's Outbreak Day after The Last of Us Part 1 came out in August.

We'd be surprised if HBO's The Last of Us didn't end up winning a couple of awards next year.

So, it only makes sense that the folks over at HBO and Naughty Dog collaborated for this momentous day with our first-ever look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of what a lot of people think of as a narrative masterpiece.

As teased in earlier leaked footage, HBO's The Last of Us looks and feels like HBO pulled it out of the source material. Everything from the chaotic opening sequence to that one fan-favorite scene from the Left Behind DLC should feel familiar to fans of the award-winning franchise. Words just aren't enough to give HBO's hard work justice. The show's world is authentic to the point of surreal - it's hard to imagine that a live-action adaptation can nail details down to a T like this.

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Unfortunately, HBO is smart enough not to give fans everything. The first official teaser trailer for HBO's The Last of Us only revealed that the show is going to come out next year.

HBO's Chief Content Officer, Casey Bloys, confirmed this earlier this year, so it's not like we didn't know the show is coming within the next six months. But, we'll take what we can get, especially after the small bit of footage we got in August left us salivating for more.

HBO's The Last of Us will probably premiere right after the holiday season ends.

In the meantime, HBO is enjoying a lot of success with House of the Dragon. Given that HBO will want to stagger its biggest releases, we'll most likely see The Last of Us make its highly anticipated premiere after the first season of House of the Dragon ends in October.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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