About the Show
Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment adapted their critically acclaimed action-adventure video game The Last of Us for television. The series premiered on HBO on January 15, 2023, after being filmed in various locations across Alberta between July 2021 and June 2022.
The program takes place in 2033, 20 years after a fungus infested the brains of its victims, causing them to become fiercely crazy and wild at first—the plot centers on Joel, a criminal charged with accompanying adolescent Ellie across a post-apocalyptic America. Joel and Ellie must battle sick humans and other survivors who are dangerous to their adventure to survive.
Pedro Pascal plays Joel, Bella Ramsey plays Ellie, and Anna Torv plays a minor character in the show. Both viewers and reviewers have given the show favorable reviews, with many applauding the cast’s acts and the show’s accurate translation of the game’s plot. The Mighty Mint, Word Games, Naughty Dog, Sony Studios Entertainment, and PlayStation Films contributed to its creation.
The show has had several segments that stand out for their emotional effect, such as “Jackson” from Episode 6, which examines how ruthless and compassionate people can be in a post-apocalyptic world. To produce a distinctive interpretation of the post-apocalyptic genre, the show’s producers allegedly banned the term “zombie” on set.
The Last of Us is also known for its easter eggs and allusions to other media, such as the unexpected reuniting of two performers who played central roles in the adored 1990s TV series Northern Exposure in Episode 6. The show’s attention to detail and dedication to an accurate translation of the game’s plot is further demonstrated by rumors that the famous giraffe sequence was shot at a menagerie and a hospital.
Cast of the Show
|Pedro Pascal||Joel Miller|
|Gabriel Luna||Tommy Miller|
Creators of the Show
Episodes and Time Duration
|Episode Number||Episode Name||Duration|
|1||"When You're Lost in the Dark"||1 hour 20 minutes|
|3||"Long Long Time"||1 hour 15 minutes|
|4||"Please Hold My Hand"||45 minutes|
|5||"One Last Time"||1 hour 9 minutes|
|7||"The River"||1 hour 9 minutes|
|8||"The Mountain"||1 hour 19 minutes|
|Episode 1: "When You're Lost in the Darkness"||Joel and Tess have been given a job that could change everything.|
|Episode 2: "Infected"||In the midst of navigating the wreckage of a long-abandoned Boston, Joel and Tess argue over Ellie's destiny.|
|Episode 3: "Long, Long Time"||While being chased by predators, Joel and Ellie keep travelling.|
|Episode 4: "The Only Light"||Joel and Ellie come across some survivors who just don't share their goals and objectives.|
|Episode 5: "When We Are in Need"||Ellie encounters an angry group of survivors and attracts the attention of them, while a depleted Joel encounters a fresh danger.|
|Episode 6: "Kin"||Tommy, Joel's brother, saves Joel and Ellie and transports them to a new community. Ellie finds a new way of living, and Joel gets back in touch with his brother.|
|Episode 7: "Sacrifice"||Joel and Ellie gain more knowledge regarding the interior workings of the community and the associated compromises.|
|Episode 8: "The Island"||Joel and Ellie travel to an island in search of a possible treatment for the Cordyceps fungi, but things soon get tense.|
|Episode 9: "Look for the Light"||As they near the conclusion of their trip, Joel and Ellie must make a choice that will change their lives.|
Where To Watch
“The Last of Us” can be watched in several places. HBO Max, the HBO Max Amazon Channel, DIRECTV, and Spectrum On Demand offer the program for viewing.
On Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, HBO and HBO Max broadcast brand-new program installments. Episode 8, “When We Are in Need,” debuted on March 5, 2023. If you’re intrigued, you can view the program as it airs on HBO’s traditional network or access brand-new shows live or on-demand using HBO Max.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the show “expertly gets the emotional stakes of its source material while altering the plot to make it its own.” The film’s Tomatometer score is 65% based on over 500 reviews, while the original’s is 69%.
The television program has a 9.1/10 ranking on IMDb based on over 243,000 votes. It ranks among the top 30 TV programs of all time thanks to the positive user ratings on IMDb. Troy Baker as James and Scott Shepherd as David are two performers who have portrayed or acted in the video game franchise and the TV program.
High ratings for “The Last of Us” on both Rotten Tomatoes and IDBb indicate that viewers enjoy this adaptation of the popular video game series.
FAQ on The Last of Us TVShows
What is "The Last of Us" TV Show about?
“The Last of Us” is based on the popular video game. Joel, a victim of an epidemic that has wiped out society, is followed as he takes care of Ellie, a 14-year-old girl who might be humanity’s last chance.
When did "The Last of Us" the TV Show premiere?
The first of “The Last of Us” TV series’ nine segments debuted on January 15, 2023, and was made accessible on HBO and HBO MAX.
Who stars in "The Last of Us" TV Show?
Pedro Pascal plays Joel, and Bella Ramsey plays Ellie in the television series “The Last of Us,” which also stars Anna Torv as Tess and Gabriel Luna as Tommy.
Where was the TV show "The Last of Us" filmed?
Alberta was the location of “The Last of Us” TV show filming from July 2021 to June 2022.
Is "The Last of Us" a TV Show faithful to the video game?
Some reviewers claim that “The Last of Us” TV show is a faithful video game adaptation, with a convincing portrayal of companionship in a time of catastrophe and fear.
Will "The Last of Us" return for a second season?
So far, there has been no official confirmation that “The Last of Us” will return for a second season on television.