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The full-length trailer for the TV adaptation based on the video game franchise The Last of Us was released by HBO on 26 September.

The upcoming series is based on a video game of the same name, which takes place in a dystopian world ravaged by a deadly fungus that wiped out most of humanity.

Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) is tasked with helping Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a young girl trying to cross the country and make it out alive.

The pair embark on a treacherous journey to survive the various challenges they face on their mission.

The original video game featured a number of queer characters and romances, which fans hope will be included in the live-action series.

In the game’s downloadable content, The Last of Us: Left Behind, Ellie and Riley’s (Euphoria’s Storm Reid) love story was revealed.

For fans concerned about the LGBTQ+ portrayals featured on the series, writer-producer Craig Mazin told one fan on Twitter they “have my word” that queer characters won’t be erased.

Other characters in the franchise who don’t appear to be included in the first season also identity as LGBTQ+

Dina, a character featured in The Last of Us Part 2 provided bisexual and pansexual representation.

Part 2 also featured a trans man, Lev.

HBO released the trailer on 26 September, which is known as Outbreak Day amongst The Last of Us fans.

Outbreak Day is the date that the deadly infection in the game began to spread.

Pascal and Ramsey front the series, with appearances from Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I E.L. D.), Nick Offerman (A League of Their Own), Nico Parker (Dumbo) and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus).

The Last of Us will be on screens next year, but HBO have not confirmed a date at this time.

Watch The Last of Us trailer below or by clicking here.