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HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’: Release Date, Plot, Cast & Where to Watch

In case you’ve been living under a rock, The Last of Us has taken over. The latest hit to come from entertainment juggernaut HBO, this TV series is based on the widely popular and critically acclaimed video game of the same name. If you haven’t yet caught the bug, you can stream The Last of Us in Australia exclusively through BINGE and Foxtel. Here is everything you need to know about the hit HBO series.

Looking to watch “The Last of Us: Season 1“? It’s available on several platforms in Australia:

Choose the best option for your viewing preferences and enjoy the show.

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Where to Watch ‘The Last of Us’ in Australia

For those wanting to dive into the new zombie series in Australia, you’re in luck. There are a few ways that you’ll be able to view the show. For Foxtel users, the show will be available to watch through Foxtel Now and will air live on Monday nights. For those who don’t have access to Foxtel, the show is also available on BINGE and will also be available on Monday nights, same time as the US and international release.

‘The Last of Us’ Plot

The Last of Us follows Joel Miller (played expertly by Pedro Pascal), a damaged man trying to navigate his way through the zombie apocalypse while also holding on to some semblance of humanity. Joel meets Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a young girl who’s supposedly immune to the zombie virus. The two then find themselves on a journey across America, trying to avoid the danger that both humanity and the zombies present.

While the show does feature zombies – known as the infected in the series – they are a very unique and at times horrifying take on the undead. In particular, the added horror of the series comes from the fact that the origins of the zombies are grounded in some sort of potential reality and science. The infected are humans who have been infected by the Cordyceps brain infection and subsequently mutated into horrific new forms.

The Cordyceps fungus is a real life plant that can cause increased aggression and agitation in insects such as ants. While real-life Codyceps cannot trigger this kind of behaviour in humans, The Last of Us envisions what it would be like if this was made a reality.

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When Does ‘The Last of Us’ Release?

The pilot episode of the show was released on January 15, 2023. A new episode will be dropping each week at the same time and same place until all episodes have aired. The ninth and final episode is set to drop on March 12, 2023. So for those who are yet to begin the show, there is still plenty of time to catch up before the final episode airs.

How Many Episodes are in ‘The Last of Us’ Series?

The first season of The Last of Us will be nine episodes long. Each episode runs for at least 40 minutes but many cross over the hour mark. For example, episode three of the show is set to clock in at 1 hour and 20 minutes. Best of all, the series has already been greenlit for season two.

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Will There Be a ‘Last of Us’ Season 2?

Actor Bella Ramsey previously hinted that a second season would be on the horizon if this debut season is successful. After smashing HBO records, confirmation came quickly. After the second episode of the series, HBO published a release containing information about the second season extension, naming The Last of Us as the cabler’s second-biggest launch of a series, coming in after House of the Dragon‘s release.

Neil Druckmann, the show’s executive producer and writer/creative director of the game said, “I’m humbled, honoured, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations. Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”

Both Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann had previously expressed their desires to turn the game’s sequel into a full-fledged season if given a chance. Druckmann once shared his thoughts regarding the show’s future and what season two might shape up to be. He told The Hollywood Reporter, “We have no plans to tell any stories beyond adapting the games. We won’t run into the same issue as Game of Thrones since Part II doesn’t end on a cliffhanger.”

That’s everything you need to know about HBO’s new zombie series. For more entertainment news and coverage, be sure to check out Man of Many’s full coverage here.

General FAQs

Will there be a Last of Us season 2?

After the second episode of the series, HBO publushed a release confirming The Lat of Us season two extension. The release named The Last of Us as the cabler’s second-biggest launch of a series, coming in after House of the Dragon‘s release.

Where can you stream The Last of Us in Australia?

The Last of Us is available for streaming on BINGE, Foxtel and HBO Max in Australia.