March 25, 2023

Apologies to everyone who spent money on the zombies winning the Super Bowl: HBO has officially announced the premiere date for the fifth episode of The last of us. Episode 5 will be available early on HBO Max and HBO On Demand, starting February 10 at 9PM EST/6PM PST, instead of splitting the Sunday night slot with the Super Bowl.

For those who still want to watch The last of us during HBO’s linear premiere, the new episode will still air on Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. EST. But if you choose to do that, you risk missing the big game (although it’ll probably air after the Rihanna halftime show, so at least most of the night is over).

It’s also possible that the next chapter of Joel and Ellie’s travels across Kansas City will be spoiled for you, mistaken The last of us draws record numbers for HBO during the first few episodes. The fourth episode also ended on a cliffhanger, with Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) held at gunpoint.

HBO programming has been defining Sunday evenings for several decades now. Everything of The sopranos Unpleasant Sex and the city. But that schedule is gone The last of us with a fairly unenviable few weeks to come, with a season that spans the Sundays of the Oscars, Grammys, and Super Bowl. For the time being, HBO notes in its press release that new episodes of the series will be broadcast regularly on Sundays.

The last of us airs regularly on Sundays at 9:00 PM EST. Episode 5 will be available on HBO Max and HBO On Demand starting February 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

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