Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic journey continuesWith episodes 1 and 2 is now available on the streaming service.
The show adaptsfrom developer Naughty Dog, the nine-episode Season 1 focuses on the franchise’s original entry.
The premiere of the show took place on January 15. garnering 10 million viewers in its first two dayswith episodes every week until March 12.
The Last of Us release dates and times
Here’s the full release schedule for The Last of Us on HBO Max. We will adjust this if the company announces any changes or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. (9 p.m. ET), which you may remember as a time slot.last year.
- Episode 1: Available Now!
- Episode 2: Available Now!
- Episode 3: Sunday, January 29
- Episode 4: Sunday, February 5
- Episode 5: Sunday, February 12
- Episode 6: Sunday, February 19
- Episode 7: Sunday, February 26
- Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
- Episode 9: Sunday, March 12
Where is The Last of Us available outside the US?
The show goes down around the world at the same time, so there are times for several regions.
- Canada, Crave Sunday at 9 p.m
- Great Britain and Ireland. Sky Atlantic and now at 2am on Monday
- Australia. Binge and Foxtel Monday 1pm AEDT
- New Zealand. Neon Monday at 3pm
What is The Last of Us?
Set in a world where an untrustworthy fungal infection of the brain has turned most of the world’s population into vicious cannibals, the games follow mischievous smuggler Joel and his cheerful teenage friend Ellie as they travel across a ravaged US.
Who’s in it?
The series stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel and his Game of Thrones co-star Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Fringe’s Anna Torv and Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey also appear.
Are there trailers?
HBO gave us a few flavors of the show. The most recent trailer arrived in December.
How scary is that?
It’s more of a thriller than a horror, with plenty of intense moments. The infected do not appear often. Joel and Ellie encounter more human survivors than monsters, but they make a big impact when they do.
Do I have to play the games?
No. The show retells the events of the first game that came out in 2013, expanding on some of the story and background elements.
Writers Craig Mazin (Creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckman (Creative Director of the game series) added a flashback scene to give newcomers a solid grounding in how the story began.
However, The Last of Us andare some of the most exciting games ever created. You should definitely dive in if the show interests you. The original game is available on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (the PC version will be released on March 3rd), while the latter is currently only on PS4.
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