Joel and Ellie’s bleak journey is unfolding on HBO Maxwith the primary six episodes of The Last of Us out there on the streaming service now. Episode 6 got here out Sunday.
The present adapts the legendary PlayStation video game series 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 dayswith episodes coming every week till March 12. The remaining six episodes are scheduled to launch on Sundays.
The Final of Us launch dates and occasions
Here is the complete launch schedule for The Final of Us on HBO Max. We’ll alter this if the corporate broadcasts any adjustments or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you would possibly keep in mind because the time slot occupied by House of the Dragon final yr.
- Episode 1: Accessible now
- Episode 2: Accessible now
- Episode 3: Accessible now
- Episode 4: Accessible now
- Episode 5: Accessible now
- Episode 6: Accessible now
- Episode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26
- Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
- Episode 9: Sunday, March 12
The place is The Final of Us out there outdoors 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. Sunday
- UK and Eire: Sky Atlantic and Now at 2 a.m. Monday
- Australia: Binge and Foxtel at 1 p.m. AEDT Monday
- New Zealand: Neon at 3 p.m. Monday
What’s The Final of Us?
Set in a world the place an unnervingly believable fungal brain infection transforms many 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.
Who’s in it?
The collection stars The Mandalorian‘s Peter Pascal as Joel, together with his fellow Game 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 just a few 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 loads 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 must have performed the video games?
No. The present retells the occasions of the primary recreation, which came out in 2013with some storylines and background parts expanded.
Writers Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckman (the video games collection’ artistic director) added a flashback scene to give newcomers a firm grounding within the story’s origins.
Nonetheless, The Final of Us and its 2020 sequel are among the most partaking video games ever made. You need to undoubtedly dive in if the present intrigues you. The unique recreation is on the market on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC model is popping out March 3), whereas the second is presently solely on PS4.