HBO and Sky have put The Final of Us – Episode 1 on YouTube at no cost

The primary episode of HBO’s The Final of Us TV present has been made accessible at no cost on YouTube.

The video was uploaded to SkyTV‘s and HBO’s YouTube channels on Friday, permitting non-subscribers to look at the total first episode in 1080p.

HBO has beforehand launched debut episodes of its collection, together with Home of the Dragon, as a way of constructing momentum.

The present, which has been critically lauded, airs weekly on Sky within the UK, and on HBO in different territories, each of which require a subscription. Viewers within the UK also can watch the present with NowTV.

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HBO claimed earlier this week that the second episode of The Final of Us noticed document development by way of viewing figures from the present’s debut.

The second episode of the variation aired on Sunday evening within the US the place it attracted 5.7 million viewers – up 22% in comparison with the primary episode.

“This marks the most important week two viewers development for an HBO Unique drama collection within the historical past of the community,” the corporate stated on Monday.

In a current interview, Naughty Canine co-president Neil Druckmann – who additionally co-produced and co-wrote the present – hinted {that a} potential second season would cowl The Final of Us Half 2, and that Naughty Canine could have plans for a 3rd entry within the collection.

“Individuals see unhealthy variations and it provides credence to the concept that video games are infantile,” Druckmann instructed The Hollywood Reporter. “I like the concept that somebody may watch this and be moved by it after which be like, ‘Wait, that’s based mostly on the online game?’”