HBO’s The Last of Us debuted its first episode, and people love the adaptation of the classic Naughty Dog video game. The live-action dramatic horror series debuted on Sunday, and there are a few different ways to watch it. Here’s what you need to know about HBO’s The Last of Us and where you can stream it.
The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller and Bella Ramsey as Ellie Williams, as the duo adjust to living in a post-apocalyptic world filled with monsters and killers who are also trying to survive. The series will also feature Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nick Offerman, and more.
The show comes from Craig Mazin, the mind behind the HBO limited series Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, the writer of The Last of Us and Uncharted video games.
Where to stream The Last of Us:
How to watch:
Currently, you can’t purchase The Last of Us through digital providers like iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, or others. The only way to watch it is either on HBO or through the streaming service HBO Max. More than likely, after the show begins airing, you’ll be able to purchase individual episodes or the whole season through various retailers.
Outside of the HBO Max streaming service, don’t expect The Last of Us to pop up on another subscription-based service, as HBO firmly has the rights to the show.
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When does The Last of Us air?
If you’re planning on watching the show live, it will air on HBO on Sundays at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT / 6 PM PT. Season 1 will consist of nine episodes.
Early reviews for The Last of Us have been exceptionally positive. Based on 33 reviews, the show has a score of 83 on GameSpot’s sister site Metacritic and has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In GameSpot’s The Last of Us review, Mark Delaney said, “It stands proudly as one of the best video game adaptations ever, and a clear signal that PlayStation is right to pursue a future where its already reputable video games are reborn on TV. The show is brought to life by a cast and crew that seems hellbent on living up to its name and their own already-glowing reputations.”
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