Dec 16, 2022 • 40M

Five Questions We Have About HBO's 'The Last of Us' (with Christian Spicer)

Decoding TV kicks off its coverage of HBO's 'The Last of Us'

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The Last of Us is one of the greatest videogames of all time.

First released on Playstation 3 in 2013, The Last of Us tells the riveting story of an arduous journey undertaken by its two protagonists, Joel and Ellie. What exactly they are escaping from and where they’re heading to are details I’ll leave to you (the viewer/listener) to discover.

When I first heard that the game was being remade into an HBO original series, part of me wondered how additive a TV show might be. The game is already cinematic, using great voice acting and borrowing the visual language of movies to weave its tale. What would be the point? But when I heard that Craig Maizin, who created the brilliant miniseries Chernobyl, would be shepherding the show, I knew I’d be interested to get his take on the property. And since it’ll be available on HBO, I’m excited to be able to introduce this story to people I know who won’t sit through or play a 15-hour videogame.

For Decoding TV’s coverage of The Last of Us, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a co-host who’s a veritable Last of Us expert. Christian Spicer co-hosts the DLC videogame podcast and is the host of The Official Last of Us podcast(!). In this introductory podcast episode, we discuss five burning questions we have about the upcoming series.

The Last of Us series will debut on HBO on January 15th. You can expect the our next podcast episode to be a recap that covers the season premiere. I hope you’ll consider joining us for the journey.