WARNING: This article potentially contains MINOR SPOILERS, so if you haven’t watched The Last of Us on HBO, read at your own risk!
One of the most highly anticipated HBO shows has just been released, the TV show adaptation of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic video game: The Last of Us. The HBO series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller and Bella Ramsey as Ellie where the two unlikely strangers take on the journey amid the world swarming with an Infection. However, due to the premiere night of The Last of Us, the streaming site has unfortunately crashed down.
While this could indicate delayed Rotten Tomatoes ratings and potentially, the viewership record declining for a bit, as of writing, it seems that no form of streaming site delays and errors could hinder any The Last of Us fans from fully immersing and enjoying the first episode, as plenty have already taken to Twitter their first reactions on the series’ game-accurate depiction. Check out some of the fan reactions below:
Given that show creator Neil Druckmann and showrunner Craig Mazin have kept their promise, after all, of a good video game adaptation, it is safe to say that the first episode already tells it all: The Last of Us fans are in for quite a ride.
See, while Druckmann had been initially reluctant with Sony’s proposal to turn The Last of Us into a film, he could not imagine the over 18-hour video game fitting into merely three hours. Thankfully, Mazin, who is passionate about the game and understood the risks they would have to take, pitched a series to Druckmann and led them to where they are today.
The Last of Us is now available to stream on HBO Max.