‘The Last of Us’ release schedule: When is episode 1 coming to HBO Max?
Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic journey happened on HBO Max this weekend, like the first episode of The last of us lands on the streaming service. The show adapts the legendary PlayStation video game series from developer Naughty Dog, with the nine-episode Season 1 focusing on the initial entry into the franchise.
The show kicked off on Sunday with episodes coming 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, and we’ll adjust it if the company announces any changes or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you might remember as the timeslot occupied by Dragon House Last year.
- Episode 1: Available Now
- Episode 2: Sunday, January 22
- 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 available outside the United States?
The show falls globally at the same time, so there are times for multiple regions:
- Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. Sunday
- UK and Ireland: 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 is the last of us?
Set in a world where a creepy and believable fungal brain infection has turned most of the world’s population into violent cannibals, the games follow grumpy smuggler Joel and his optimistic teenage girlfriend Ellie as they travel across the United States. in ruins.
Who’s in it?
The series stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, with fellow Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Fringe’s Anna Torv and Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey also show up.
It is written by Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (creative director of the game series) added it to give newcomers a solid foundation,
Is there a trailer?
Yes, HBO gave us some sneak peeks of the show. The most recent trailer arrived in December.
How scary is that?
It’s more thriller than horror, with plenty of intense moments. The Infected don’t show up often – Joel and Ellie face more human survivors than monsters – but are put to good use when they do.
Do I have to have played the games?
No, the series recounts the events of the first game (released in 2013) with some developed plots and background elements. However, The Last of Us and its sequel 2020 are some of the most captivating games ever made. You should definitely dive in if the show intrigues you,
The original game is available on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC version is released on March 3), while the second one is currently only on PS4.
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