‘The Final of Us’ Launch Schedule: When Does Episode 1 Hit HBO Max?

Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic journey arrived on HBO Max this weekend, as the primary episode of The Final of Us lands on the streaming service. The present adapts the legendary PlayStation online game collection from developer Naughty Canine, with the nine-episode season 1 specializing in the preliminary entry within the franchise.

The present kicked off Sunday with episodes coming every week till March 12.

The Final of Us launch dates and occasions

This is the complete launch schedule for The Final of Us on HBO Max, and we’ll modify this if the corporate publicizes any adjustments or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you may bear in mind because the time slot occupied by Home of the Dragon final yr.

  • Episode 1: Out there now
  • Episode 2: Sunday, Jan. 22
  • Episode 3: Sunday, Jan. 29
  • Episode 4: Sunday, Feb. 5
  • Episode 5: Sunday, Feb. 12
  • Episode 6: Sunday, Feb. 19
  • Episode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26
  • Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
  • Episode 9: Sunday, March 12

The place is on the market outdoors the US?

The present drops globally on the similar time, so there are the occasions for a number of areas:

  • Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. Sunday
  • UK and Eire: Sky Atlantic and Now at 2 a.m. Monday
  • Australia: Binge and Foxtel at 1 p.m. AEDT Monday
  • New Zealand: Neon at 3 p.m. Monday

What’s The Final of Us?

Set in a world the place a scarily plausible fungal mind an infection remodeled many of the world’s inhabitants into violent cannibals, the video games observe grumpy smuggler Joel and his upbeat teen pal Ellie as they journey throughout a ruined US. 

Ellie sits in room with grass on the floor as Tess talks to her in The Last of Us.

Mysterious teen Ellie (left) might change the destiny of the world in The Final of Us.


Who’s in it?

The collection stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, along with his fellow Sport of Thrones alumnus Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Anna Torv from Fringe and Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey all present up too.

It is written by Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (the video games collection’ artistic director) added this to provide newcomers a agency grounding,

Is there a trailer?

Sure, HBO has given us just a few tastes of the present. The most up-to-date trailer arrived in December.

How scary is it?

It is extra thriller than horror, with loads of intense moments. The contaminated do not present up typically — Joel and Ellie face extra human survivors than monsters — however are used to nice impact after they do.

Do I have to have performed the video games?

No, the present retells the occasions of the primary sport (which got here out in 2013) with some storylines and background components expanded. Nevertheless, The Final of Us and its 2020 sequel are a few of the most participating video games ever made. It is best to positively dive in if the present intrigues you, 

The unique sport is on the market on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a PC model is popping out March 3), whereas the second is at the moment solely on PS4. 

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