If you can’t wait to watch the new episode of HBO’s The Last of Us each week, good news. The next episode will premiere a little ahead of schedule.
Episode 5’s normal Sunday airtime would have fallen during this year’s Super Bowl. So, it seems HBO decided to switch up the plan to give The Last of Us a better window. The upcoming episode will now air on Friday, February 10 at 9pm ET on HBO instead. You can also stream it on HBO Max.
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The series adapts the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game of the same name. It comes from co-creators Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog Co-President).
In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, the series also stars Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence.
Following the switch to Friday for episode 5, The Last of Us will return to its usual Sunday airdate for the remainder of the season. You can also catch up on the previously aired episodes on HBO Max.