When does the next episode of HBO’s The Last of Us come out? All episode release dates & times

Season 1 finale airs in March.

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The Last of Us has hit our TV screens with the help of HBO Max, following the story of Joel and Ellie as they travel across the country. There are some deviations from the original game’s storyline, though most of the iconic locations and the general story direction remain the same. The first episode was released on January 15, 2023, at 9 PM ET.

The Last of Us TV release schedule — All 9 episode release date and time

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Many viewers were excited to watch the series, to the point where HBO Max crashed trying to support everyone viewing the first episode. With the first episode getting a great reception from the audience, many fans are wondering when the next episode will be coming out.

The Last of Us consists of nine episodes with varying runtimes, starting from January 15 to the finale on March 12. All episodes will be released on HBO Max at 6 PM ET, and each episode will be released on a Sunday. The exact dates of each episode are:

  • Episode 1: When You’re Lost in the Darkness – January 15, 2023
  • Episode 2: Infected – January 22, 2023
  • Episode 3: Long, Long Time – January 29, 2023
  • Episode 4: Please Hold My Hand – February 5, 2023
  • Episode 5: February 10, 2023 (Preview teaser trailer below)
  • Episode 6: KIN (1 hour long) – February 19, 2023
  • Episode 7: Left Behind – February 26, 2023
  • Episode 8: When We Are In Need – March 5, 2023
  • Episode 9: Look For The Light – March 12, 2023

The episodes will air at the same time in other countries, such as the UK, though the day and time will differ depending on your exact location.

If you miss the premiere of an episode, you are able to watch it again later. The first episode is available for viewing now if you missed the original date or want to know why the show has been widely praised. Even if you have played the video game and the sequel, the story won’t be a perfect copy — some changes were made to adapt the story to the TV format, and you may be interested in seeing what was changed.