Filled with creepy crawlers, an apocalyptic story, and themes of discovered household, HBO’s The Last of Us has shortly grow to be a fan favourite. The present was renewed for a second season after premiering two episodes. The drama collection tailored from the favored online game by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann.
The Last of Us has been named the HBO’s second largest debut, following the large success of House of the Dragon. HBO reported that the premiering episode surpassed 22 million viewers within the United States. The second episode was considered by over 5.7 million households throughout (*2*) and telecasts final Sunday (Jan. 22), marking a 22% improve from the previous episode.
Francesa Orsi, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films, spoke concerning the present’s success in a press release: “Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the remainder of our phenomenal forged and crew, have outlined a style with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us.”
Oris continued to name the primary season “unforgettable” and added, “I can’t wait to observe this crew outshine themselves once more with season two.”
Duckmann wrote in a press release, “I’m humbled, honored, and admittedly overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and related with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey,” and acknowledged that his collaboration with HBO and others has “exceeded” his “already excessive expectations.”
Mazin added, “The viewers has given us the prospect to proceed, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be extra able to dive again in.”
Fans had been fast to rejoice over the excellent news and took to Twitter to share their pleasure – nevertheless, some expressed that they’re fearful of what’s to come back. (Don’t fear, we received’t share any spoilers right here!)
The Last of Us takes place throughout an apocalyptic occasion and follows survivors Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) as they escape an “oppressive quarantine zone.” The synopsis teases, “What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they each should traverse the U.S. and depend upon one another for survival.”
The present has important acclaim on Rotten Tomatoes, garnering a 97% approval score. Decider’s Joel Keller wrote in his review, “With any present like this, the power to construct the world each earlier than and after the apocalypse occurs is vital, and Mazin and Druckmann are ready to do that.” Decider’s Kayla Cobb compared the series to the video game, calling it “one of the best and most impressed online game diversifications dropped at display screen.”
In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, the present stars Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, and Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen.
New episodes of The Last of Us air Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max. The first season concludes March 12. Check out the episode guide here.