After months of speculation and a slow drip of information, the HBO show is finally just days away from arriving, and early reviews suggest it’s going to be excellent.
How much longer will you have to wait to watch the show, though, and where can you watch it once it’s ready?
Read on for all the information you need.
The Last of Us - Official trailer
The Last of Us TV series: What’s it about?
Co-written and executive produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, it will cover the events of the first game and may include content based on The Last of Us Part 2.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey portray the show’s lead characters, Joel and Ellie. Nico Parker (Dumbo), the daughter of actress Thandie Newton, is playing Joel’s daughter Sarah, while Gabriel Luna (Agents of Shield) stars as Joel’s brother Tommy.
The Last of Us TV series: Start time and channel
Because it’s an HBO production, it should come as no surprise that The Last of Us will premiere on the HBO channel.
In the US and Canada, HBO subscribers will be able to watch the first episode on January 15 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. It will then be available on demand on HBO Max in the US, and Crave in Canada.
Not every country has HBO or HBO Max, but deals have been done to ensure The Last of Us fans in other locations can still watch the show.
In the UK, the first episode will air on Sky Atlantic on January 16 at 2am (i.e. the same time as the US gets it), and will then air again that evening. UK viewers will also be able to stream the show on demand on NOW.
In Australia, the show will be able to stream on Binge and Foxtel, with each episode arriving on Monday mornings (starting January 16) at 1PM AEDT.
HBO Max can also be found in the following countries – if you live in one of them, check your local version of the app to see if it’s going to be available at the same time, or at a later date.
- North America – Mexico, United States (including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
- Europe – Åland Islands, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Hungary, Madeira, Melilla, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Sweden
- Latin America – Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
- Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos