The Last of Us” HBO series becomes 2nd biggest premiere in 13 years with 4.7 million viewers! – The Last of Us is currently the second-largest series launch on HBO in the past 13 years. The HBO production, which is based on the well-known PlayStation game, has already received excellent reviews and established itself as one of the network’s most successful premieres.
According to data from Neilsen and WB Discovery, the programme had approximately 4.7 million viewers in the US over the HBO channel and HBO max, as reported by Variety. It is only surpassed by House of the Dragon, which debuted to ten million viewers and had an episode average of about thirty million.
Additionally, according to HBO, “Sunday night viewing for an HBO series often represents 20 to 40% of the total gross audience per episode.” This implies that as the performance develops, the audience could increase. Casey Bloys, chairman of HBO and HBO Max, expressed his delight that gaming enthusiasts will “enjoy this legendary story in a fresh way.” Additionally, he thanked Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for their assistance in turning the game into a television programme. Mazin and Druckmann expressed gratitude to the audience for the positive response and stated that they had only one goal in mind: to create the “greatest possible adaptation” of the novel.
Joel and Ellie’s actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have also won appreciation for their work. Pascal’s portrayal of the character served as inspiration for Troy Baker, who performed Joel’s original voice in the game. The show’s sequel hasn’t been announced yet, but given how well it’s been received, perhaps we can anticipate one in the future. There won’t be any spin-offs for the series, either, since Naughty Dog has no intention of producing “any other stories.”
In other news, Naughty Dog Info on Twitter stated that the actors that made the clicker noises for the games returned to do the same for the programme. There are also lots of Easter Eggs for game aficionados to find in the adaptation.