If someone gave you the opportunity to have any two Game of Thrones alums co-star on a new show, it would be hard to top the pairing of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. So no surprise the network did exactly that. HBO knows a lot of us will watch any series with those two as leads. But it doesn’t hurt that their upcoming show together also looks absolutely fantastic. Because the latest trailer for The Last of Us has everything we’d want from an adaptation of the popular video game. And we’re already prepared to be absolutely devastated by it.
We don’t know if we envy viewers unfamiliar with The Last of Us games or not. This is a fantastic trailer that conveys just how intense, dangerous, and emotional this story truly is. We’re definitely jealous of those about to experience it for the first time. However, we’re also glad we’re mentally preparing to watch it in a way newbies can’t. (Well, they can probably get ready for Clickers. They look absolutely terrifying and speak for themselves.)
For those unfamiliar with what’s happening, here’s the show’s official logline from HBO:
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, the series also stars: Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. The show also features video game voice actors Ashley Johnson ( that’s her giving birth to Ellie!) and Troy Baker ( a member of David’s gang).
Will we survive this difficult trek across a monster-filled wasteland? Emotionally? No. Physically? Maybe not. But after this The Last of Us trailer we really can’t wait to start it anyway. These two actors in these roles make us too excited.
The Last of Us‘s nine-episode first season begins its journey at HBO on Sunday, January 15.