The Last of Us: Season 1 brings the beloved video game into the live-action scene with one of 2023’s most beloved shows. Thanks to the collaboration between HBO, Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and the original developers, Naughty Dog, we’re finally experiencing the action-adventure, post-apocalyptic story in another medium, and what a huge treat it’s been.
The Last of Us video game received highly positive reviews when it was released in 2013. Fans and critics worldwide praised the game’s visual and audio design, overall story, and character development, with the game even being remastered and remade since its PS3 days. With such big shoes to fill, fans hope the TV show does justice to the original video game.
Thankfully, reviews of the show are almost universally positive, so it isn’t just another failed video game adaptation. Fans love that it remains faithful to the source material, and the cast nail their roles. If you’re considering giving it a shot, here’s a The Last of Us: Season 1 episodes guide so that you’ll know when each episode releases and where to view them.
The Last Of Us Episodes Air List and Air Dates
The first season will have nine episodes, airing from January 2023 until March 2023. The Last of Us: Season 1 will release a new episode every Sunday.
Here’s the name of each episode, along with their air dates:
Episode 1: When You’re Lost in the Darkness – Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Episode 2: Infected – Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Episode 3: Long, Long Time – Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Episode 4: Please Hold to My Hand – Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Episode 5*: Endure and Survive – Friday, February 10th, 2023
Episode 6: Kin – Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Episode 7: Left Behind – Sunday, February 26th, 2023
Episode 8: When We Are in Need – Sunday, March 5th, 2023
Episode 9: Look for the Light – Sunday, March 12th, 2023
The first episode of The Last of Us is almost feature length, coming in at 81 minutes long. Here’s how long each episode is in Season 1, which will cover all the events of the first game:
Episode 1: 81 minutes
Episode 2: 53 minutes
Episode 3: 76 minutes
Episode 4: 46 minutes
Episode 5: 59 minutes
Episode 6: 59 minutes
Episode 7: 56 minutes
Episode 8: 51 minutes
Episode 9: 43 minutes
Do note these release dates are subject to change, so make sure to check this guide for any news on changes. However, as long as there are no unexpected interruptions, this’ll most likely be the schedule for The Last of Us episode releases.
*Episode 5 will air on Friday, February 5th, 2023 so that it doesn’t clash with Super Bowl LVII. For those in Europe and Asia, The Last of Us: Episode 5 will be available on Saturday.
The Last Of Us Episode Release Times
The Last of Us: Season 1’s nine episodes will release at the following times, depending on your region:
Pacific Time (PT) – 6:00 PM Central Time (CT) – 8:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) – 9:00 PM Japan Standard Time (JST) – 11:00 AM (Monday) Australian Central Time (ACDT) – 12:30 PM (Monday) British Time (GMT) – 2:00 AM (Monday) India Time (IST) – 7:30 AM (Monday)
The release time is different per region, so be sure to check when The Last of Us airs in your timezone. New episodes come out every Sunday for most areas, so you can enjoy your weekends by watching The Last of Us.
If there are any changes, the guide will be updated as soon as possible.
Where To Watch The Last Of Us
You can watch The Last of Us on HBO or stream it on HBO Max. It’s unlikely that it’ll be available on other streaming services since it’s exclusive to HBO. For countries where HBO Max isn’t available, you’ll need a VPN to watch The Last of Us in your area, or find another provider — in the UK, for instance, NOW TV is the place to be, while Prime Video will carry the show exclusively in France.
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