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The Last of Us is HBO’s 2nd biggest opening in 12 years

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It’s official: the adaptation of The Last of Us it’s a hit! The first episode of the series, released on Sunday night (15), had 4.7 million simultaneous viewers, including the channel and streaming from HBO Max.

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In an official statement, HBO confirmed that is the second biggest debut in twelve yearssecond only to The House of the Dragon, released in August last year. the spin off of game of Thrones drew 9.9 million viewers.

“Our focus was simply to make the best possible adaptation of this beloved story for the widest possible audience. We are very happy to see how many fans, old and new, received The Last of Us in their homes and their hearts,” said Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the show’s writers.

“We are excited to see fans experience this iconic story in a new way, and we extend our gratitude for helping to make it a success. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the rest of the season in the coming weeks,” said Casey Bloys, President and CEO of HBO & HBO Max Content.

Before The Last of Us it is boardwalk empirewhich had 4.8 million viewers when it opened in 2010.

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Since it debuted, The Last of Us has won the hearts of critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, production accumulates 99% approval (with 101 reviews so far). “Keeping the most addictive aspects of its beloved source material while delving deeper into the story, The Last of Us is marathon-worthy TV and ranks among the greatest video game adaptations of all time,” reads the site’s critical consensus.

The second episode of the series premieres next Sunday (22) on HBO and HBO Max.

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