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The Last of Us has smashed HBO records in Europe and Latin America

The Last Of Us has smashed records by becoming the most-viewed title ever on HBO Max’s subscription service in Europe and Latin America.

The series is based on the critically acclaimed and award-winning video game of the same name, and was developed for the PS3 by Naughty Dog back in 2013. It was an international success, and has since been remastered and remade, and also had a sequel released in June, 2020.

Thanks to Variety, we know that Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed today that the first season of the apocalyptic-drama following Joel, Ellie and their adventure to meet with the Fireflies has broken HBO’s subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) European viewer ratings.

The season finale, which broadcasted last Sunday/Monday (depending on where you live) reached 8.2 million viewers, wheres the first episode episode from January is now, according to GameSpot, “closing in on 40 million viewers in the US alone.”

It goes without saying that the series has been well-received from both new viewers and fans of the video game series, with even the lowest-scoring episodes (which ‘coveniently’ are the episodes that contained same-sex relationships) being around the 5.3 mark on Metacritic.

The Last of Us Season 2 has already been confirmed by HBO, with the TV iteration of The Last of Us Part 2 being confirmed by creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin to take place over more than one season. 

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