Joel and Ellie’s bleak journey is rolling out on HBO Max. The primary six episodes of The Last of Us can be found on the streaming service now — episode 6 dropped final Sunday and episode 7 arrives this weekend.
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 six episodes are scheduled to launch on Sundays.
The Last of Us launch dates and occasions
Here is the total launch schedule for The Last of Us on HBO Max. We’ll regulate this if the corporate proclaims any modifications or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you may keep in mind because the time slot occupied by Home of the Dragon final yr.
Episode 1: Out there nowEpisode 2: Out there nowEpisode 3: Out there nowEpisode 4: Out there nowEpisode 5: Out there nowEpisode 6: Out there nowEpisode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26Episode 8: Sunday, March 5Episode 9: Sunday, March 12
The place is The Last of Us obtainable exterior the US?
The present drops globally on the similar time, so there are the occasions 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 comply with grumpy smuggler Joel and his upbeat teen pal Ellie as they journey throughout a ruined 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 Recreation 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 (*7*) 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 usually — 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 sport, which got here out in 2013, with some storylines and background components expanded.
Writers Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (the video games sequence’ artistic director) added a flashback scene to provide newcomers a agency grounding within the story’s origins.
Nonetheless, The Last of Us and its 2020 sequel are some of probably the most participating video games ever made. You need to undoubtedly dive in if the present intrigues you. The unique sport is on the market on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC model is popping out March 3), whereas the second is at present solely on PS4.
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