This Sunday, the final episode of The Last Of Us, titled Look for the Light will air, and bring the hit season to a close…
However, it seems fans can expect something a little extra to help make saying goodbye a little easier.
Ever since The Last Of Us first hit our screens, fans have been praising the show for everything from its writing to the world-class performances from its cast.
At the start of the year, audiences were first introduced to the HBO Max series, which is the first live-action adaptation since the video game wowed audiences way back in 2013.
Just like the games, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by an unstoppable, brain-eating, fungal outbreak that transforms humans into cannibals.
Per Deadline, the show’s first 2 episodes were viewed by over twenty million people, making it HBO’s fourth current show to average over fifteen million viewers, and now we’re on the sixth episode and it’s only growing.
It’s no wonder that they’ve already renewed it for a second season!
The writers have been commended for honouring the original source material, which rapidly gathered a devoted fan base when it first came out. The engaging storylines, impressive visuals, and music propelled it to its massive success.
For those who haven’t watched the show, Joel, portrayed by Pedro Pascal, is a ruthless smuggler who is responsible for transporting the young teen Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey) to a medical facility situated on the opposite side of the country after it turns out she’s immune to the infection, leading him to believe she could hold the cure to the deadly parasite.
The Last of Us premiered on January 15, and has been met with rave reviews from both critics and fans, resulting in an unbelievable score of 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes when it first hit screens.
But now, all eyes are on the last episode, which was arguably one of the tensest yet.
This Sunday we got to see the characters that are involved in one of the game’s most brutal points.
These characters are known as the Silver Lake Cannibals, who, in case you can’t already tell by the name, are a pretty gruesome lot.
We learn about the new cannibal colony of survivors under the leadership of the preacher David (Scott Shepherd). But we also get to meet his right hand man, who just so happens to be the voice actor of Joel in the games, Troy Baker.
This week, the teaser for episode 9 dropped, leaving fans freaking out about a certain character that’s playing Ellie’s mum.
Ashley Johnson, Ellie’s voice actor in the games, is set to play Ellie’s mother in the next episode.
In the trailer, we see Johnson with a baby bump, and it appears we may finally get answers to why Ellie is immune to the fungus.
Not only that, but it seems we’re in for an extra episode after the finale this Sunday…
Following the conclusion, HBO will screen a bonus episode titled ‘Making of The Last of Us‘, which will go behind the senes of our favourite new series.
The official The Last of Us Twitter account teased that the extra episode will show fans “behind the scenes with the cast and crew of The Last of Us to see how they brought the show to life in a special behind the scenes featurette.”
The brief teaser trailer includes interviews with the actors and visual artists as well as glimpses into the production of episode five’s horde and the creation of the aircraft crash special effects from the premiere.