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How many episodes are in HBO's The Last of Us?

January 2023 couldn’t arrive fast enough when the adaptation’s release was announced and now we’re about to step into Joel and Ellie’s live-action journey. We confirm how many episodes are in The Last of Us on HBO.

The first three episodes of the adaptation will be helmed by Craig Mazin, Peter Hoar, and the video game writer and director, Neil Druckmann,

Created by Mazin and Druckmann for HBO and based on the 2013 video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, The Last of Us follows smuggler Joel who must escort teenager Ellie across a post-apocalyptic America ridden with infected creatures.

How many episodes are in The Last of Us?

The Last of Us is confirmed to have nine episodes within its debut season on HBO.

The following release schedule confirms that the season finale is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2023.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mazin also teased the possibility of the show’s second season adapting the video game sequel, The Last of Us Part II, confirming season 1 would cover the entire first game and adding “I don’t like filler.”

Episode guide and release schedule

Below, we have provided The Last of Us episode guide and outlined the show’s full release schedule and we’ll update episode titles when they are announced:

  • Episode 1: When You’re Lost in the Darkness – January 15, 2023
  • Episode 2: Infected –  January 22, 2023
  • Episode 3: TBA – January 29, 2023
  • Episode 4: TBA – February 5, 2023
  • Episode 5: TBA – February 12, 2023
  • Episode 6: TBA – February 19, 2023
  • Episode 7: TBA – February 26, 2023
  • Episode 8: TBA – March 5, 2023
  • Episode 9: TBA – March 12, 2023
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Meet the The Last of Us HBO Cast

The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal, will be playing protagonist, Joel, accompanied by fellow Games of Thrones cast member, Bella Ramsey.

Yellowjackets actor, Melanie Lynskey, will portray antagonist, Kathleen, in a guest role, with Rutina Wesley and Euphoria’s Storm Reid playing key characters from the video game.

Original voice actors, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, will also be fulfilling roles in the show.

Below, we have included the full cast list for HBO’s The Last of Us:

  • Pedro Pascal – Joel
  • Bella Ramsey – Ellie
  • Gabriel Luna – Tommy
  • Anna Torv – Tess
  • Merle Dandridge – Marlene
  • Nico Parker – Sarah
  • Murray Bartlett – Frank
  • Nick Offerman – Bill
  • Melanie Lynskey – Kathleen
  • Lamar Johnson – Henry
  • Keivonn Woodard – Sam
  • Graham Greene – Marlon
  • Elaine Miles – Florence
  • Storm Reid – Riley Abel
  • Scott Shepherd – David
  • Troy Baker – James
  • Jeffrey Pierce – Perry
  • Ashley Johnson – Anna
  • Rutina Wesley – Maria

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

The Last of Us will premiere in the US on January 15, 2023, on HBO and Monday, January 16, 2023, in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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