Next Sunday, February 12, 2023, the great Super Bowl LVII party will be held, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, whose headquarters will be the State Farm Stadium in the city of Glendale, Arizona, becoming the fourth time in which the NFL hosts a Super Bowl in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
For this reason, HBO revealed that the fifth episode of the series The Last of Us will be broadcast on Friday, February 10 at 8 pm (Central Mexico time), two days before its usual Sunday broadcast, since they want to avoid broadcasting the new chapter simultaneously with the Super Bowl and losing audience, since historically the Super Bowl is the most watched television event. Episode 5 will be available on HBO Max at the same time as its linear transmission.
The Last of Us It has been a success with critics, and with the audience. Its first episode was the second most watched premiere in HBO’s history in ten years, while episode 2 had a 22% increase over the previous one, increasing from 4.7 million to 5.7 million viewers, thus being the largest increase for any HBO original drama from its premiere to week 2. The third episode marked an audience of 6.4 million, and we are waiting to know the numbers for the fourth episode, which aired on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
In recent days, HBO gave the green light for the development of the second season of The Last of Us.
The Last of Us is in the good hands of Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), y Neil Druckman, writer of the original game, as one of the executive producers. Druckmann is also in charge of adding context to the story of the series, about details that do not appear in the video game. Mazin and Druckmann are managing to make a wonderful leap from the video game to television, and the fandom should have no worries, as it is evident that there is a care with the material that is worked seriously.
Peter Pascal y Bella Ramsey they star in the story as Joel and Ellie, respectively. The The first season consists of 9 episodes with a weekly premiere on Sundays.
The video game carries its story to a post-apocalyptic setting, 20 years after a pandemic radically changed civilizationinfected humans run wild and survivors kill each other for food, weapons or whatever:
“Focusing on the relationship between Joel, a smuggler in this new world, and Ellie, a teenager who may be the key to a cure for the deadly pandemic. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old girl out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts out as a small job soon becomes a brutal and harrowing journey as they traverse the United States and depend on each other for survival.
The series covers the events of the original game written by Druckmannwith the possibility of additional content based on the game’s sequel, The Last of Us Part IIwhich was released on May 29, 2020. Previously, Druckmann explained the process of adapting the material to the small screen, the similarities and the deviations from it.
In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, the cast is made up of Storm Reid (Euphoria, Missing) as Riley Abel, an orphan girl growing up in post-apocalyptic Boston; Nico Parker as Sarah, the daughter of Joel; Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) playing Tommy, Joel’s brother, Nick Offerman (Devs) as Bill; Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter); Jeffrey Pierce (Castle Rock, Bosch); Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank; Merle Dandridge, who lent her voice to Marlene in the video games, reprises her role in the series; Besides, Troy Baker y Ashley Johnsonthe iconic voices behind Joel and Ellie, participate in the series playing other roles.
Kantemir Balagov (Beanpole) directs the pilot episode, with Jasmila Žbanić (Where are you going, Aid?a) and Ali Abbassi (Border) directing other episodes.
Carolynn Strauss is another of the executive producers along with Evan Wells, president of developer Naughty Dog. The HBO show is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions.