How to watch HBO's The Last of Us online in the UK
HBO Max is yet to launch in the UK, so how can UK fans get their fix?
Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us.
It's been a long road, but Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) are about to reach their end game in The Last of Us — for this season at least.
The series is based on the wildly popular video game of the same name and across its nine week run, it has been captivating audiences who are deeply invested in Joel and Ellie's quest, filled with perils both human and otherwise.
The most recent episode, called When We Are In Need, arrived on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday 5th March, and it really upped the stakes for our heroes, with Joel fighting for his life and Ellie forced to continue solo.
However, if you haven't had a chance to see the series in the UK just yet, you may find yourself how you can watch it as HBO and HBO Max are US only platforms. Well, never fear — we've got you covered.
Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us in the UK.
How to watch The Last of Us in the UK on Sky
The Last of Us airs weekly every Monday on Sky Atlantic at 2am BST. All episodes air simultaneously in the UK and US and will then be available to watch on demand on Sky and NOW.
For those who don’t want to stay up until the early hours, the episodes also air on Sky Atlantic again at 9pm on Mondays.
The series premiered on 16th January and is due to conclude on 13th March.
How to watch The Last of Us online in the UK
If you haven’t got Sky but are still desperate to watch The Last of Us, you’re in luck: the show is available to stream live on the Sky-owned NOW streaming service, where you can also watch it on catch-up.
You can watch NOW online on your Windows PC or a Mac by downloading the NOW Player.
If you aren't already subscribed to NOW's entertainment membership, you can do so for £9.99 per month. There's also a 7-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers, which gives users access to 16 live channels and 300 TV series boxsets.
How many episodes of The Last of Us are there?
There are nine episodes in total of The Last of Us, with the full release schedule as follows:
- The Last of Us episode 1 - When You're Lost in the Darkness - Monday 16th January 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 2 - Infected - Monday 23rd January 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 3 - Long Long Time - Monday 30th January 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 4 - Please Hold My Hand - Monday 6th February 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 5 - Endure and Survive - Saturday 11th February 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 6 - Kin - Monday 20th February 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 7 - Left Behind - Monday 27th February 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 8 - When We Are In Need - Monday 6th March 2023 at 2am GMT
- The Last of Us episode 9 - Look for the Light - Monday 13th March 2023 at 2am GMT
The Last of Us has also been renewed for season 2, with the showrunners previously explaining that they'd love more time to tell Joel and Ellie's story - but they don't want it to go on forever.
Mazin recently told RadioTimes.com and other press: "In this world where television series are entirely flexible, they can have as many episodes as apparently they need - and on certain platforms, you can have as much time per episode as you need - things sometimes are getting stretched."
He continued: "And I am a very demanding TV watcher. When somebody says to me, 'You should watch this. Now, you got to get to season 3, episode 9, that's when it really takes off,' I'm like, 'No, I'm not going to do that.' I want to be in on season 1, episode 1, and I want every episode to justify its existence. I want to feel compelled all the way through."
How to watch The Last of Us on HBO Max
In the US, The Last of Us airs on HBO at 9pm ET every Sunday night.
While HBO Max may have announced a European launch back in 2021, the streaming platform is unavailable in the UK.
But as detailed in this article, you can get many of the HBO Max titles on Sky and NOW.
What is The Last of Us about?
The sci-fi is based on the wildly popular game of the same name, and is set 20 years after an outbreak of an infectious fungus that turns humans into monsters.
Two decades on from the outbreak, the world has been torn apart - but Ellie holds a secret that could change everything.
Joel must protect her and take her across the US, but it's far from an easy task.
Who stars in The Last of Us?
The following cast members have been confirmed or reported to appear in the the HBO series The Last of Us.
- Pedro Pascal as Joel
- Bella Ramsey as Ellie
- Gabriel Luna as Tommy
- Merle Danbridge as Marlene
- Anna Torv as Tess
- Nico Parker as Sarah
- Murray Bartlett as Frank
- Nick Offerman as Bill
- Storm Reid as Riley Abel
- Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
- Lamar Johnson as Henry
- Keivonn Woodard as Sam
- Graham Greene as Marlon
- Elaine Miles as Florence
- Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
Pascal opened up to RadioTimes.com about his role in the show, comparing it to The Mandalorian and saying: "I think that the stories inspire one another, and they inspire me, and their form and their execution is so different.
"For me, it's like, I couldn't think of a better way to double dip. So I'm very lucky, I'll probably never get the chance again."
"There’s no limits for me," she said. "They can do as many games as they like, as many series as they like, and I’ll be here, flying back out to Canada."
The Last of Us is exclusively available on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW – find out more about how to sign up for Sky TV.
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