‘The Last of Us’ Release Schedule: When Does Episode 6 Hit HBO Max?

Joel and Ellie’s bleak journey is unfolding on HBO Max, with the primary 5 episodes of The Last of Us out there on the streaming service now. Episode 5 landed Friday, Feb. 10, however the sequence is returning to its common weekend slot for episode 6.

The present adapts the legendary PlayStation online game sequence from developer Naughty Canine, with the nine-episode season 1 specializing in the preliminary entry within the franchise. It is also been renewed for a second season.

The present premiered on Jan. 15, drawing an audience of 10 million in its first two days, with episodes coming every week till March 12. The remaining 4 episodes are scheduled to launch on Sundays.

The Last of Us launch dates and instances

This is the complete launch schedule for The Last of Us on HBO Max. We’ll regulate this if the corporate proclaims any adjustments or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you would possibly bear in mind because the time slot occupied by Home of the Dragon final yr.


Episode 1: Obtainable nowEpisode 2: Obtainable nowEpisode 3: Obtainable nowEpisode 4: Obtainable nowEpisode 5: Obtainable nowEpisode 6: Sunday, Feb. 19Episode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26Episode 8: Sunday, March 5Episode 9: Sunday, March 12

The place is The Last of Us out there outdoors the US?

The present drops globally on the identical time, so there are the instances for a number of areas:

Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. SundayUK and Eire: Sky Atlantic and Now at 2 a.m. MondayAustralia: Binge and Foxtel at 1 p.m. AEDT MondayNew Zealand: Neon at 3 p.m. Monday

What’s The Last of Us?

Set in a world the place an unnervingly plausible fungal mind an infection transforms most of the world’s inhabitants into violent cannibals, the video games observe grumpy smuggler Joel and his upbeat teen pal Ellie as they journey throughout a ruined US. 

Ellie and Joel sit by a lamp in a dark room in The Last of Us

Ellie and Joel often get moments to relaxation.


Who’s in it?

The sequence stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, together with his fellow Sport of Thrones alumnus Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Anna Torv from Fringe and Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey present up too.

Are there trailers?

HBO gave us a number of tastes of the present. The most recent trailer arrived in December, and the corporate has been dropping episode previews forward of every new installment. 

How scary is it?

It is extra thriller than horror, with a lot of intense moments. The contaminated do not present up typically — Joel and Ellie face extra human survivors than monsters — however are used to nice impact once they do.

Do I have to have performed the video games?

No. The present retells the occasions of the primary recreation, which got here out in 2013, with some storylines and background parts expanded. 

Writers Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and (*6*) (the video games sequence’ artistic director) added a flashback scene to offer newcomers a agency grounding within the story’s origins.  


Nevertheless, The Last of Us and its 2020 sequel are some of essentially the most participating video games ever made. It is best to undoubtedly dive in if the present intrigues you. The unique recreation is out there on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC model is popping out March 3), whereas the second is at the moment solely on PS4. 

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