Did HBO Just Accidentally Reveal the Premiere Date for ‘The Last of Us’?

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It looks like someone over at HBO headquarters may have had a bit of a trigger finger Tuesday morning (November 1). Apparently, the cable network unintentionally revealed the premiere date of the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic series The Last of Us earlier than intended.

If you visit the official page for The Last of Us now, the words “Premieres 2023” are posted under a photo of the show’s stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones). Visitors can click on the photo “to watch the official teaser,” which was released in late September.

This morning, for a few fleeting moments, but just enough time for everyone in the world to notice, the same photo was accompanied by the words, “The Last of Us: Season 1 – A preview of the post-apocalyptic drama based on the critically acclaimed video game. Premieres Jan. 15.”

While we can’t be 100% sure the premiere date was posted by accident or on purpose, it’s telling that the information was removed so quickly. Maybe HBO is tossing out decoy premiere dates to throw off the Clickers, but probably not.

Several outlets are assuming that an official announcement was planned for later this week along with a possible full trailer. Maybe that’s still the plan. Or maybe HBO will push up its announcement since we all now know what it is. It’s all speculation at this point on what happens next.

Whether The Last of Us premieres in January or not, fans of the 2013 PlayStation video game of the same name will be eagerly waiting.