‘The Last of Us’ release schedule: When is episode 4 coming to HBO Max?
Joel and Ellie have taken the first steps of their dark journey on HBO Maxwith the first three episodes of The last of us now available on the streaming service. Episode 3 was released last Sunday and episode 4 will be released this Sunday, February 5.
The show adapts legendary PlayStation video game series from developer Naughty Dog, with the nine-episode Season 1 focusing on the initial entry into the franchise. It was also renewed for a second season.
The show premiered on January 15 attracting an audience of 10 million people in its first two dayswith episodes coming weekly through March 12.
The Last of Us release dates and times
Here’s the full broadcast schedule for The Last of Us on HBO Max. We will adjust this if the company announces any changes or discontinuations. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you might remember as the timeslot occupied by Dragon House Last year.
- Episode 1: Available Now
- Episode 2: Available Now
- Episode 3: Available Now
- Episode 4: Sunday, February 5
- Episode 5: Sunday February 12
- Episode 6: Sunday February 19
- Episode 7: Sunday, February 26
- Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
- Episode 9: Sunday, March 12
Where is The Last of Us available outside the US?
The show falls globally at the same time, so there are times for multiple regions:
- Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. Sunday
- UK and Ireland: 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 is the last of us?
Set in a world where an incredibly believable fungal brain infection turns most of the world’s population into violent cannibals, the games follow grumpy smuggler Joel and his optimistic teenage girlfriend Ellie as they travel across a crumbling United States. .
Who’s in it?
The series stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, with fellow Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Anna Torv of Fringe and yellow jackets‘ Melanie Lynskey introduces herself too.
Are there trailers?
HBO gave us some sneak peeks of the show. The most recent trailer arrived in December, and the company released episode previews ahead of each new episode.
How scary is that?
It’s more thriller than horror, with plenty of intense moments. The Infected don’t show up often – Joel and Ellie face more human survivors than monsters – but are put to good use when they do.
Do I have to have played the games?
No. The show chronicles the events of the first game, released in 2013, with some plots and background elements developed.
Writers Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (creative director of the game series) added a flashback scene to give newcomers a solid grounding in the story’s origins.
However, The Last of Us and its sequel 2020 are some of the most captivating games ever made. You should definitely dive in if the show intrigues you. The original game is available on PS3, PS4, and PS5 (a PC version releases March 3), while the second is currently only on PS4.
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