HBO's The Last Of Us Is Free Right Now For Episode 1

Don't have an HBO subscription? No problem.


Looking for something to watch this weekend? The first episode of HBO's acclaimed The Last of Us TV series is now free to watch, whether or not you have a subscription to HBO or HBO Max.

Season 1 Episode 1, which is titled "When You're Lost in the Darkness," is a featured "HBO Max Free Episode" that anyone can stream right now on the HBO Max website. In the UK, the episode is free on Sky's YouTube channel, but HBO Max's US YouTube page doesn't host the episode right now.

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HBO also made the first episode of the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon free for a period of time to help drum up interest in the series.

Episode 1 is nearly as long as movie, clocking in at 1 hour and 20 minutes. The first episode follows the events of the game, beginning with Joel (Pedro Pascal) and his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker) before a time jump to when he meets a 14-year-old girl named Ellie (Bella Ramsey).

Episode 2, "Infected," aired on January 22, and it featured a horrifying climax. New episodes air Sunday nights on HBO and HBO Max, running up to the Season 1 finale on March 12. HBO recently announced that The Last of Us will return for a second season.

If you're enjoying HBO's The Last of Us and want to dress like Joel, here's how to get his sweet trucker jacket. As for the Last of Us game series, Naughty Dog has said it isn't necessarily going to make The Last of Us: Part III, while it is "done" with the Uncharted series.

The next Last of Us game is a standalone multiplayer project, which is Naughty Dog's most ambitious game ever.

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