A streaming guide to HBO’s excellent new series ‘The Last of Us’

The question was never whose 2023 would bring an HBO hit to rival House of the Dragon or Euphoriabut when. This year, it only took a few weeks for the first winner to land: The Post-Apocalyptic Video Game Adaptation The last of us premiered to rave reviews and excited audiences, helping to make it the cable channel’s second-biggest debut in more than a decade, per Variety.

Actor Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal as survivors Ellie and Joel, who are tasked with a cross-country mission through zombie-infested America, The last of us is an adaptation of the beloved, best-selling PlayStation video game first released in 2013. The series takes a traditional rollout approach to deliver its nine episodes, scheduled to drop weekly in March. This is how you get caught – or when you should tune in next time.

When are new episodes coming out? The last of us come out?

The last of us broadcast live on HBO Sunday night at 9:00 PM EST, and will be available to stream on HBO Max at the same time. You can watch the next episode on Sunday, January 22.

How do I see? The last of us?

You must either have a cable subscription to HBO or a subscription to HBO Maxwhich you can purchase ad-free for $15.99 per month or $9.99 per month of ads.

How many episodes of The last of us are you back?

Here is the weekly schedule as we know it so far.

  • Episode 1, “When You’re Lost In the Darkness,” will stream from January 15
  • Episode 2, “Infected,” will stream from January 22
  • Episode 3, will stream on January 29
  • Episode 4, will stream on February 5th
  • Episode 5, will stream on February 12
  • Episode 6, will stream on February 19
  • Episode 7, will stream on February 26
  • Episode 8, will stream on March 5
  • Episode 9, streams March 12

When The last of us last air?

There are nine episodes in total The last of us season 1, meaning the finale will air on March 12. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the series. There is already one second season.

How can I play the original The Last of Us game?

If you want to experience The last of us in all its original glory, you have two options: If you’re good with a PlayStation controller, you can play through the game on PS3PS4 or PS5PS5. (There is also one PC version coming later this year.) If you are does not so handy with a joystick, you can find gameplay videos covering the whole The Last of Us Part I everywhere on YouTube. Just prepare for a 10-hour movie.

Watch The last of us on HBO Max

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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers film, television, books and fashion.

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