The Last of Us HBO Season 1
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The Last of Us Is HBO’s Second Largest Debut Since 2010

It’s official: The Last of Us HBO TV series is the streaming service’s second largest debut since 2010, beaten only by House of the Dragon. The Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey starrer garnered 4.7 million viewers when the first episode streamed this past Sunday!

Executives “thrilled” to see The Last of Us HBO TV series reception

“We are thrilled to see fans of the series and game alike experience this iconic story in a new way, and we extend our gratitude to them for helping to make it a success,” HBO’s Casey Bloys told Deadline. “Congratulations to Craig, Neil and the brilliant cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. We look forward to fans around the world enjoying the rest of the season.”

Druckmann and Mazin also issued a joint statement on the news, stating that they are “overjoyed” to see fan and critic response to the show, and are delighted to open up The Last of Us to a whole new audience alongside fans of the video games.

“Our focus was simply to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for as big an audience as we could,” Druckmann and Mazin added.

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