“The Last of Us” takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a fungal outbreak. Joel (Pedro Pascal) is a hardened survivor who is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Episode 1 sees Joel and Ellie leave the Boston quarantine zone.
Their journey is just starting, so if you’re eager to know exactly when you can see new episodes, we’ve assembled a handy guide to the Season 1 release schedule and what time new episodes air.
When Did “The Last of Us” Season 1 Premiere?
HBO premiered the first episode of “The Last of Us” on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 on HBO and HBO Max.
What Time Does “The Last of Us” Come on HBO?
New episodes of “The Last of Us” are available every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. They are also available to watch in 4K on HBO Max, streaming at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on the streaming service.
Are New Episodes Released Weekly or All at Once?
New episodes of “The Last of Us” are released weekly. The first episode premiered on Jan. 15. There are a total of nine episodes in Season 1.
Here is the full “The Last of Us” release schedule:
- Episode 1: Sunday January 15 (“When You’re Lost in the Darkness”)
- Episode 2: Sunday, January 22 (“Infected”)
- Episode 3: Sunday, January 29 (“Long Long Time”)
- Episode 4: Sunday, February 5 (“Please Hold My Hand”)
- Episode 5: Sunday, February 12 (“Endure and Survive”) (Friday, February 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ET on HBO Max and On Demand)
- Episode 6: Sunday, February 19 (“Kin”)
- Episode 7: Sunday, February 26 (“Left Behind”)
- Episode 8: Sunday, March 5 (“When We Are In Need”)
- Episode 9: Sunday, March 12 (“Look for the Light” season finale)
Who Is in ‘The Last of Us’ Season 1 Cast?
The “Last of Us” cast includes:
- Pedro Pascal as Joel
- Bella Ramsey as Ellie
- Gabriel Luna as Tommy
- Anna Torv as Tess
- Nico Parker as Sarah
- Murray Bartlett as Frank
- Nick Offerman as Bill
- Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
- Storm Reid as Riley
- Merle Dandridge as Marlene
- Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
- Lamar Johnson as Henry
- Keivonn Woodard as Sam
- Graham Greene as Marlon
- Elaine Miles as Florence
- Rutina Wesley as Maria
- Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star
You can learn more about their characters in TheWrap’s “The Last of Us” character guide.
Will There Be ‘The Last of Us’ Season 2?
HBO has announced a second season of “The Last of Us.”
The video game it was adapted from has a sequel, “The Last of Us: Part II,” set five years after the events of “Part 1,” so there’s plenty of source material, but the showrunners have said they make take three seasons to tell the complete story.