Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in “The Last of Us.”
Photograph by Courtesy of HBO
HBO’s newest TV series, “The Last of Us,” has already attracted a large audience — it is HBO’s second-biggest premiere in over a decade, second only to “House of Dragon,” the “Game of Thrones” spinoff series, per Variety.
The series, which debuted on Sunday, Jan. 15, raked in over 4.7 million viewers, reports Deadline.
Here is everything you need to know before watching “The Last of Us.”
“The Last of Us” is a post-apocalyptic series that takes place 20 years after modern civilization is destroyed. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a man who has survived through the decaying society, is hired to smuggle a young teenage girl, Ellie (Bella Ramsey), to safety. The task turns out to be more difficult than Joel anticipated, and he and Ellie must rely on each other as they travel the U.S., per HBO.
“The Last of Us” is rated TV-MA for severe violence and gore, intense or frightening scenes and profanity.
No, this is not a family-friendly series to watch with kids.
This series has an endless stream of violent scenes, such as cannibalism, bloody deaths and a virus running rampant — leading to graphic scenes. It also has a lot of intense scenes that could be frightening to children. Corpses, weapons, monsters, explosions and drugs are all present in the show, per IMDb.
It is also full of profanity. There is heavy use of the f-word and other adult language, per Common Sense Media.
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