Don't Despair, But 'The Last of Us' Is Nearly Over

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Have you started The Last of Us yet? Or do you prefer not to suffer from nightmares on Sunday nights? Last Sunday saw the debut of the eighth episode, which followed the villainous David and a fight that may very well have changed Ellie forever. HBO will keep the sad times rolling with the season finale this Sunday, March 12, at 9 p.m. ET.

The Last of Us is based on the best-selling PlayStation game of the same name, which tasks its players with surviving a brutal, fungus-y pandemic that may have started in a flour factory. The video game was originally released in 2013 to instant critical acclaim. (It even received a memorable, yet very, very dark, sequel, seven years later.) And so far, HBO has brought heaps of that action and terror to the small screen. Starring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey, it tells a story about two unlikely travelers who find themselves dependent on each other for survival.

Here’s how you can tune into The Last of Us on HBO.

Want to Know a Little Bit More About The Last of Us?

Take our word for it—The Last of Us is 2023's first great television series. But if you want to know a little bit more about this particular post-apocalyptic tale, here goes: The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilization was destroyed. The cordyceps fungus evolves to infect humans, turning them into zombie-mushroom monsters. The show follows Joel (Pascal), a skilled survivor who’s hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl (and potentially humanity's only hope!) out of a quarantine zone. Together, they make the brutal trek across the country to a mysterious destination. We don't want to spoil too much for you, of course.

When Will the Last of Us Finale Hit HBO?

The Last of Us premiered the first of what will be nine episodes on January 15 on HBO and HBO Max. The finale airs on Sunday, March 12 at 9 p.m. And rest assured—even for diehard fans of the series—there are many, many surprises in store for Season Two. Strap on your gas masks, folks.

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