‘The Past of Us’ Launch Program: When Does Episode 1 Strike HBO Max?

Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic journey arrives on HBO Max this weekend, as the initial episode of The Previous of Us lands on the streaming provider. The demonstrate adapts the legendary PlayStation video recreation sequence from developer Naughty Pet, with the nine-episode season 1 focusing on the initial entry in the franchise.

The exhibit kicks off Sunday with episodes coming just about every 7 days right up until March 12.

The Past of Us launch dates and situations

Here is the entire release schedule for The Previous of Us on HBO Max, and we’ll adjust this if the firm announces any variations or breaks. New episodes will arrive at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET), which you may possibly recall as the time slot occupied by Dwelling of the Dragon past year.

  • Episode 1: Sunday, Jan. 15
  • Episode 2: Sunday, Jan. 22
  • Episode 3: Sunday, Jan. 29
  • Episode 4: Sunday, Feb. 5
  • Episode 5: Sunday, Feb. 12
  • Episode 6: Sunday, Feb. 19
  • Episode 7: Sunday, Feb. 26
  • Episode 8: Sunday, March 5
  • Episode 9: Sunday, March 12

The place is accessible outside the US?

The demonstrate drops globally at the very same time, so there are the instances for many locations:

  • Canada, Crave at 9 p.m. Sunday
  • Uk and Eire: Sky Atlantic and Now at 2 a.m. Monday
  • Australia: Binge and Foxtel at 1 p.m. AEDT Monday
  • New Zealand: Neon at 3 p.m. Monday

What is The Previous of Us?

Established in a entire world the place a scarily plausible fungal brain an infection remodeled most of the world’s populace into violent cannibals, the video games adhere to grumpy smuggler Joel and his upbeat teen pal Ellie as they travel across a ruined US. 

Ellie sits in room with grass on the floor as Tess talks to her in The Last of Us.

Mysterious teenager Ellie (left) could improve the destiny of the world in The Past of Us.


Who’s in it?

The sequence stars The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal as Joel, with his fellow Activity of Thrones alumnus Bella Ramsey as Ellie. Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Anna Torv from Fringe and YellowjacketsMelanie Lynskey all clearly show up too.

It can be composed by Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (the games series’ artistic director) added this to give newcomers a firm grounding,

Is there a trailer?

Of course, HBO has given us a number of tastes of the exhibit. The most the latest trailer arrived in December.

How terrifying is it?

It truly is a lot more thriller than horror, with loads of rigorous moments. The contaminated do not exhibit up frequently — Joel and Ellie facial area more human survivors than monsters — but are utilized to wonderful influence when they do.

Do I will need to have performed the video games?

No, the show retells the occasions of the 1st video game (which came out in 2013) with some storylines and track record factors expanded. However, The Final of Us and its 2020 sequel are some of the most participating game titles ever designed. You must undoubtedly dive in if the present intrigues you, 

The initial sport is obtainable on PS3, PS4 and PS5 (a Laptop model is coming out March 3), when the next is presently only on PS4.