the series is a hit, the audience figures have been revealed

the series is a hit the audience figures have been

We knew the important hype, but we had no idea that the series The Last of Us could achieve such a performance. The adaptation of the video game into a TV program, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, attracted 4.7 million viewers on the HBO Max platform alone on Sunday January 15 in the United States. An incredible success which makes it possible to measure the impact of video games in the popular culture landscape and which becomes the biggest launch of a series on HBO Max after House of the Dragon and its 9.986 million viewers. Early numbers for The Last of Us are nearly double Euphoria’s Season 2 premiere night, which saw 2.4 million viewers. HBO clarified that Sunday night viewership typically accounts for 20% to 40% of the show’s total gross viewership per episode.

“We are thrilled to see fans of the series and the video game experience this iconic story in a new way, and we express our gratitude to them for helping to make it a success.”said Casey Bloys, president and CEO of HBO and HBO Max, before adding: “Congratulations to Craig, Neil and the brilliant cast and crew who have worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. We look forward to fans everywhere enjoying the rest of the season.” Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann also spoke about this successful launch: “Our goal was simply to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for as wide an audience as possible. We are thrilled to see how many fans, old and new, have welcomed The Last of Us into their homes and hearts. .”

Indeed, being one of the rare French media to have had access to the 9 episodes of the series before its broadcast, the first episode is in reality only an appetizer of what happens afterwards, the series rising crescendo in the tension and violence that shelters this post-apocalyptic world, ravaged by Cordyceps, a fungus that has rendered half of humanity zombified. The series stars Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman as well as Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles , Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. The Last Of Us is written and produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television along with PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naughty Dog. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam are also producing.

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