In the run-up to the highly-anticipated series based on the classic video game, HBO have leaked the release date of 'The Last of Us'.

According to multiple HBO Max subscribers, a listing page for 'The Last of Us Season 1 Sneak Peek' reveals a premiere date of January 15.

Previously, HBO had only confirmed that the new series would arrive in 2023 without giving a specific date. Sources close to VGC have also indicated an official reveal is coming later this week.

Last month, the first trailer for the upcoming series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey dropped. Over this side of the water, the series will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

Taking place 20 years after the fall of modern civilisation, 'The Last Of Us' follows Joel (Pascal) who survives a devastating pandemic outbreak that has killed 60% of the world. He must escort Ellie (Ramsey), a teenage girl who is immune to the virus, across a post-apocalyptic United States.

The supporting cast of the series includes Nick Offerman ('Parks and Recreation'), Gabriel Luna ('Agents of SHIELD'), Murray Bartlett ('The White Lotus'), Anna Torv ('Mindhunter'), Merle Dandridge (''The Flight Attendant') and Jeffrey Pierce (who actually voice a character named Tommy in 'The Last of Us: Part II' video game).

The video game's original voice actors of Joel and Ellie, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, will also appear in the show in undisclosed roles.

The original 'The Last Of Us' was released in 2013 to rapturous acclaim. Becoming an instant best-seller, the game frequently appears on "best video games of all time" lists.

Speaking earlier this year, Pascal said that he thinks the adaption is "more than capable of competing with the game. I have absolutely no doubts that we won't disappoint fans and new viewers.”

'The Last of Us' has a yet-to-be-confirmed release date of January 15, 2023.