According to reports, the season one finale of the wildly popular post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us broke all previous records by attracting an astounding 8.2 million people to both HBO’s linear channel and online platforms. This confirms the show’s status as one of the most popular programs on the premium network and represents its greatest same-day audience to date.
The Last of Us managed to surpass last week’s already amazing 8.1 million viewers for its penultimate episode despite competing with the Oscars. The show’s astounding visuals, compelling plot, and superb performances by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are all to thank for its extraordinary success.
With an average audience of almost 30.4 million people across all platforms for its first six episodes, The Last of Us has reportedly become one of the most popular shows in HBO’s history. Its status as a critical and financial success was cemented by the roughly 40 million viewers that watched the series premiere alone.
A computer game called The Last of Us was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Ellie Williams, a 14-year-old girl, may hold the key to ending the deadly pandemic that gave rise to the post-apocalyptic setting of the game. The game is about a smuggler named Joel Miler. As they battle to survive while traveling across America, Joel, who was contracted to smuggle Ellie out of a quarantine area, learns that the adolescent girl is as dependent on him as he is on her.
A second season of The Last of Us has been officially confirmed by HBO. Later this year, filming is scheduled to start. The cast of the first season of the show also includes Elaine Miles, Melanie Lynskey, Rutina Wesley, Brad Leland, Troy Baker, Storm Reid, and Ashley Johnson. It also features Pedro Pascal, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, and Graham Greene.