HBO renews ‘The Last of Us’ for Season 2

HBO announced that it had renewed The Last of Us for a second season. Despite having just a few episodes in, the show scored favorably with both critics and fans alike, thanks to its faithful adaptation of the 2013 video game from Naughty Dog.

The Last of Us marks HBO’s second-largest debut so far, behind only House of the Dragon. Episode 1 has already surpassed 22 million viewers in the US, up nearly 5x from its premiere night audience. Episode 2, on the other hand, tallied 5.7 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts in the US.

Episode 3 will air on Sunday (Monday here in the Philippines) and is expected to garner similar viewership.

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Since its release, The Last of Us has a 97 percent critic score and a 96 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, and Nick Offerman as Bill. 

In the Philippines, The Last of Us is available on HBO GO. You can check out its subscription options here.

The Last of Us is a television series adaptation of the popular video game of the same name, developed by HBO and written and executive produced by Craig Mazin of the critically acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl.

The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a fungus (cordyceps brain infection) has wiped out most of humanity. The story follows Joel and Ellie, two survivors who journey across the US in an attempt to survive and find a cure for the fungus.

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