HBO’s The Last of Us, which fulfills fans’ high expectations, continues to impress the fans with its brilliant screenplay and execution. HBO’s first live game adaptation has been a game changer to turn the dark history of game adaptations. The Last of Us which is currently getting aired on HBO Max, is based on the 2013 video game of the same name, developed by Naughty Dog. The series is created by Craig Mazin along with Neil Druckmann. The series continues to receive sky high ratings with positive feedback.
The Last of Us Maintains its High Ratings
The Last of Us starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie received overwhelming support from both fans and critics. The series bagged a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes before its release and is currently maintaining a 97% rating on the same. The series has a score of 9.4 out of 10 on IMDb with excellent viewer testimonials. The HBO series hooked up its viewers from the very first episode.
The series starring Game of Thrones alumni, Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie revolve around the story of a middle-aged hardened guy Joel tasked to escort a 14-year-old girl named Ellie across the post-apocalyptic United States. In a time when the human race is devastated by the fungal infestation, Ellie is seen as a possible cure to this deadly plague and Joel must escort her safely across the lands. Though the story closely follows the original game, yet in the series fans can expect a better backstory for side characters.
The Last of Us Expected Timeline
The first season of the HBO series is expected to cover the entire first half of the game. The Season 1 of The Last of Us will comprise 9 episodes. The first episode titled, When You’re Lost in the Darkness, was aired on January 15, 2023. The episodes are set for a weekly release every Sunday. Keeping in the mind the above fashion, the second episode was released on January 22, 2023. The third episode titled, Long Long Time will be released on January 29, 2023. The ninth and the last episode is time lined to be released on March 12, 2023.
There are speculations that the makers will soon announce the confirmation of the second season of the series, keeping in mind the overwhelming support it received from the audience. The second season will most probably cover the latter half of the game. The series has done too well to get canceled and the announcement regarding season 2 should be announced in the days to come.
Entitled the Best Live Game Adaption, The Last of Us continues to hook up its fans with a constantly increasing fanbase. Fans are eagerly waiting for the upcoming episodes and are deeply rooting for the series’ second season. Fans can watch the series on HBO Max every Sunday.