How many episodes of The Last of Us are there?

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us HBO seriesHBO

How many episodes of The Last of Us are there, and what time do they come out? Here’s your guide to when you can catch HBO’s prestige video game adaptation each week.

The Last of Us is the critically-acclaimed adaptation of the beloved 2013 game, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

The show is covering the events of the first game – with Part II to come from Season 2 onwards – following the pair on a life-or-death cross-country trip across a terrifying, Infected-ridden America.

Fans may be wondering: how many episodes of The Last of Us are there, what’s its release schedule, what time will they be released on HBO and other platforms?

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How many episodes of The Last of Us are there?

The Last of Us will have a total of nine episodes on HBO, Sky Atlantic, and other regional providers.

The series will be dropping in weekly installments – you can find out how long each one is here. You can also find out when to watch the Episode 9 finale here.

The Last of Us release schedule

As for the release schedule, here’s when you can watch each new episode of The Last of Us (if you’re outside the US, it may air the next day):

  • Episode 1: Sunday, January 15
  • Episode 2: Sunday, January 22
  • Episode 3: Sunday, January 29
  • Episode 4: Sunday, February 5
  • Episode 5: Friday, February 10 on streaming, and Sunday, February 12 on HBO
  • Episode 6: Sunday, February 19
  • Episode 7: Sunday, February 26
  • Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
  • Episode 9: Sunday, March 12

You can find out exactly where the show is streaming depending on your location here.

The Last of Us will be available to stream at the following times, dependent on your time zone. To make it easier, we’ve shown the times for the first chapter, which are representative of the rest to come:

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US Eastern Time Zone9pm
US Central Time Zone8pm
US Mountain Time Zone7pm
US Western Time Zone6pm
Alaska Daylight Time5pm
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time3pm
Brasilia Standard Time10pm
India Standard Time6:30am
Eastern European Time4am
Central European Time3am
UK Time2am
Western European Time2am
New Zealand Standard Time1pm

The official synopsis for the show reads: “The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed.

“Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, 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 US and depend on each other for survival.”

The series has been written and executive produced by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann, of The Last of Us and Uncharted video game franchises.

The Last of Us Episodes 1-8 are available to stream now. Check out the rest of our coverage here.

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