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The Last of Us conquers America: Second best debut in 12 years on HBO

The Last of Us conquers America: Second best debut in 12 years on HBO

In Italy, the series is broadcast on Sky Atlantic and streamed on NOW every Monday with a new episode.

The Last of Us it’s officially… viral. American HBO announces that the opening episode of its new live-action series based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog was watched in the United States Sunday night by 4.7 million viewers across all platforms on which it aired wave and was available. This is the second best series debut for the network since the launch of Boardwalk Empire in September 2010, watched by over 7 million viewers. Just a few months ago, the fantasy series House of the Dragon had recorded the best result ever by attracting almost 10 million viewers for the first episode.

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The success of The Last of Us: Statements

“We’re thrilled to see fans of the series and the game experience this iconic story in a new way, and we’re grateful to them for helping make it a success,” HBO and HBO Max content president Casey Bloys said in a statement. . “Congratulations to Craig (Mature), Neil (Druckmann) and to the brilliant cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. We can’t wait for fans around the world to enjoy the rest of the season.”

Mazin and Druckmann, who conceived the series, added: “Our goal was simply to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for the widest possible audience. We are delighted to see how many fans, old and new, have welcomed The Last of Us in their homes and in their hearts”.

What The Last of Us tells

In Italy broadcast exclusively on Sky Atlantic and streaming only on NOW every Monday at the same time with HBO, The Last of Us is set two decades after the destruction of modern civilization due to an epidemic generated by a mutated fungus that has infected humans, turning them into monstrous creatures. Joel (played by the star of The Mandalorian Peter Pascal), a hardened and tormented survivor of past traumas and failures, is tasked with getting Ellie out (Bella Ramsey, Game of thrones), a 14-year-old orphan girl immune to the infection, from a strictly supervised quarantine zone. What begins as an easy job soon turns into a brutal and harrowing journey through an America beyond recognition. An adventure during which the two will discover that they depend on each other for survival.

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