Are you into shows based on video games? If yes, then I’m sure you’ve heard all about The Last Of Us, one such show on HBO. The video game that it is based on was so successful that the hype around the show is not surprising at all. And ever since the time HBO announced that the show will be making its debut in January and that The Last Of Us is going to get an extremely long premiere, the wait is getting unbearable.
But all these announcements have left fans pondering over something. If the showrunners have decided to cover the first part of the game in season 1 over the course of 9 episodes, in what way are they going to get to see Joel and Ellie’s story? Especially during the first episode and its extremely long runtime? If you, too, are thinking along the same lines, you need to keep reading this article.
Everything You Need To Know About The Long Premiere Episode Of The Last Of Us On HBO!
The first episode of the action-packed journey through the post-apocalyptic world is going to be 1 hour and 25 minutes long. The numbers look promising enough to leave both old and new fans of the show spellbound. The same has been confirmed in a new listing from HBO that has been delivered through a gaming YouTuber.
The Last Of Us is said to have a run time longer than any other popular show on HBO. House Of The Dragon has a run time of 66 minutes, Game Of Thrones runs 61 minutes long, and Euphoria and The White Lotus run for 53, and 51 minutes, respectively.
What Could Be Making The First Episode So Long? Maybe The Heartbreaking Opening Scene?
Fans can hardly bear the long wait that lies in front of them. Given how gripping episode 1 is going to be, because it is said that the episode will expand on THAT heartbreaking scene from the first game, fans are even more eager to see more of their favorite world.
So, you must be wondering what is the first sequence going to be about. Well, the first scene revolves around Sarah, Joel, and Tommy going out of their town in search of a place of safety in the face of the Cordyceps outbreak.
However, on the way, they get into a car crash that ends up wounding Sarah’s leg and also restricts her movement completely. Even after that, they try to escape the people who are infected. On their way, they are saved by a soldier, but later the same soldier is ordered to finish them.
Joel tries to reason with the soldier, but his efforts go in vain. Just as the soldier is going to kill Joel, he is shot by Tommy. Sarah, too ends up getting shot in her abdomen and breathes her last in Joel’s arms.
Fans already got to see snippets of the heartwarming relationship between Joel and Srah pre-outbreak, thanks to the photos taken from the HBO series. But now that Sarah’s fate has been put out for the world to see, fans can expect to see more of her history unravel in front of them. In the coming episodes of the series, they can learn more about the kind of character Sarah was before she met died a tragic death.
Now, if you pair this up with the comments made by Bella Ramsey, the actress who plays Ellie, one can safely assume that they will get to see some truly wholesome yet truly painful Joel and Sarah scenes in The Last Of Us. Ramsey has also asked the fans to brace themselves as the on-screen couple will break their hearts into a million pieces.
Apart from Sarah and Joel, The Last Of Us will also be exploring the origin of the deadly Cordyceps infection in a bit more detail. Plus, Ellie and the Fireflies will be getting an expanded introduction as well. Lastly, fans will finally get to see Anna Torv’s Tess.
Alright, people! This was all you needed to know about the extremely long premiere episode of The Last Of Us on HBO! You will be able to watch the first episode of the highly anticipated show on Sunday, January 15th, 2023. So, mark your calendars, set your alarms, and wait for the show to air!