Ninth episode of this series based on the popular video game. It stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.

It is one of the most successful releases of this year which only crosses the third month. Every Sunday, The last of us he added more and more viewers to his ranks by casting incredible numbers. But the last episode of the first season, which aired on Sunday March 12, involved a new record as it got 8.2 million viewers, despite coinciding with the Oscars gala.

The first chapter premiered on January 15 and drew 4.7 million viewers, which increased as the episodes continued. Thus the second was seen by 5.7 million, the third by 6.4, the fourth by 7.5, the fifth by 11.6 (it was broadcast on a Friday because the Superbowl took place on a Sunday), the sixth by 7.8 and seventh and eighth by 7.7 and 8.1 million, respectively. Consequently, the 8.2 million viewers of the last episode last Sunday became 74.5% higher than the 4.7 million of the first episode in January.

Last chapter of this series based on the video game of the same name
Last chapter of this series based on the video game of the same name

It even managed to place itself above the prequel of Game Of Thrones, Dragon House that, according to information published on The Hollywood Reporter website, The last of us, topped the Targaryen series in the first six episodes. While the fiction that has just ended brought together an average of 30.4 million viewers, Dragon House it only reached 29 million. SO The last of us It became, according to HBO, “the most watched series in the history of HBO Max in Europe and Latin America”.

But fans and followers of the series will have to wait more than a year to see new episodes. The second season will start recording this year and it is estimated to be available for the public in late 2024 or even the year after. The second part of the game called The Last of Us -Part II by Naughty Dog, is temporarily set between five and seven years after the events of the first season. Ellie and Joel are settled in Wyoming, leading a quiet life until a female character named Abby appears. In other words, Ellie will go from 14 to 19/21 years old and will have to undergo some changes in her physiognomy.

The last episode broke another record
The last episode broke another record

One of the series’ showrunners, Craig Mazin, told Collider that they wouldn’t go beyond what’s told in the game and that they wouldn’t try to “tell a story beyond beyond the adaptation of the video game”.

For now, you can catch up on all nine available episodes of The last of us on the HBO Max platform.

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