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The Last of Us ep1 on YouTube; Second season

January 27, 2023

By Nik Roseveare

Sky and streaming service NOW have released the entire first episode of The Last of Us in the UK and Ireland on the Sky TV YouTube channel – allowing everyone the chance to watch and sample the hype surrounding the series for free.

The first episode, based on the popular PlayStation franchise, is the second-biggest US drama debut on Sky Atlantic with overnights beating the debut launch of Game of Thrones. Tens of thousands of dedicated fans have fuelled the global buzz by staying up for new episodes as they launch at 2am every Monday. With three times the fandom watching at 2am compared to the devotees who watched House Of the Dragon at 2am.

The Last Of Us, which stars Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Nick Offerman and Gabriel Luna, continues with episode 3 on January 30th on Sky Atlantic and NOW.

Meanwhile, the show has already had a second season confirmed.

“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,” said Neil Druckmann, Executive Producer. “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!”

“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” added Craig Mazin, Executive Producer.“The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”

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