The Last of Us

Full series available to stream now
Based on the multi-award-winning PlayStation videogame The Last Of Us, a new series from makers HBO breathes new life into the post-apocalyptic genre, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
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All you need to know about The Last of Us

On September 26th, 2003, a deadly parasitic virus sweeps across the globe, turning normal people into violent monsters. Governments collapse, millions die, and the military sweeps in to take control.

The same night, a Texan contract worker, Joel (Pedro Pascal) is celebrating his 36th birthday with his younger veteran brother, Tommy (Gabriel Luna) and teenage daughter, Sarah (Nico Parker). In the chaos of the outbreak, Joel’s life is changed forever.

Twenty-years later, humanity has survived against the odds. Joel has found a new life in the Boston quarantine zone (QZ). Alongside his partner Tess (Anna Torv), Joel has set up a successful and profitable operation, smuggling medical supplies and arms in and out of the QZ. Their biggest clients are on opposing sides. First, there’s the military regime who rule by martial law. Then there are the Fireflies, freedom fighters led by Marlene (Merle Dandridge), who have grown frustrated with the military oppression.

When a simple deal turns bad, Joel finds himself responsible for the care of 14-year-old Ellie, whom Marlene has been holding captive, and who might hold the cure to the world’s woes.

With Tess alongside, Joel and Ellie set out on a perilous journey from Boston to Salt Lake City, where they must learn to trust one another if they are to survive, facing off with human scavengers and the infected.

Like the video game, be prepared for a heart-rending tale of love and loss in The Last of Us.

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Where can I watch The Last of Us in the UK?

The Last Of Us is available exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK. All nine episodes of series one are available to stream now. It is not available to watch on Netflix and can only be watched on Sky in the UK.

When was The Last of Us released?

The first season of The Last of Us hit screens in the UK on 16 January 2023 and for the next nine weeks viewers were treated to a brand-new episode.

Will there be a second series of The Last of Us?

It’s official. Back in January 2023, it was confirmed that The Last of Us is going to be returning for a second season. No release date or production info has been revealed, so we might have to wait a little while but at least we know there’s more on its way.


Despite having just one series to its name, The Last of Us has already received a number of award nominations including 24 Emmy Award nominations, including best drama series. To date, the show has received 57 nominations with 9 wins – but with a number of ceremonies yet to take place, there’s a high chance that the number of wins is going to go up.

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