Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic journey arrived onover the weekend, as the primary episode of got here to the streaming service.
The present adapts thefrom developer Naughty Canine, with the nine-episode season 1 specializing in the preliminary entry within the franchise.
The present premiered Sunday, drawing an viewers of 10 million in its first two days, with episodes coming every week till March 12.
The Final of Us launch dates and instances
This is the complete launch schedule for The Final of Us on HBO Max. We’ll modify this if the corporate publicizes any adjustments or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you would possibly bear in mind because the time slot occupied byfinal 12 months.
- Episode 1: Out there now
- Episode 2: Sunday, Jan. 22
- Episode 3: Sunday, Jan. 29
- Episode 4: Sunday, Feb. 5
- Episode 5: Sunday, Feb. 12
- Episode 6: Sunday, Feb. 19
- Episode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26
- Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
- Episode 9: Sunday, March 12
The place is The Final of Us obtainable exterior the US?
The present drops globally on the identical time, so there are the instances for a number of areas:
- Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. Sunday
- UK and Eire: 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’s The Final of Us?
Set in a world the place an unnervingly plausible fungal mind an infection transforms many of the world’s inhabitants into violent cannibals, the video games comply with grumpy smuggler Joel and his upbeat teen pal Ellie as they journey throughout a ruined US.
Who’s in it?
The collection stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, together with his fellow Recreation of Thrones alumnus Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Anna Torv from Fringe and Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey present up too.
Is there trailers?
HBO gave us a number of tastes of the present. The newest trailer arrived in December.
How scary is it?
It is extra thriller than horror, with loads of intense moments. The contaminated do not present up usually — Joel and Ellie face extra human survivors than monsters — however are used to nice impact after they do.
Do I have to have performed the video games?
No, the present retells the occasions of the primary recreation (which got here out in 2013) with some storylines and background components expanded.
Writers Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (the video games collection’ artistic director) added a flashback scene to offer newcomers a agency grounding within the story’s origins.
Nonetheless, The Final of Us andare a few of the most participating video games ever made. It is best to positively dive in if the present intrigues you. The unique recreation is out there on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC model is popping out March 3), whereas the second is presently solely on PS4.
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