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Unmissable new thriller The Last of Us is finally on TV today

Emily Brown

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Unmissable new thriller The Last of Us is finally on TV today

Featured Image Credit: HBO

After weeks of anticipation, your new favourite show is finally here.

Yes, I'm talking about The Last Of Us, and while calling it your new favourite show might be bold claim, it's worth noting that it's already set a new record with its 98 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. So it's safe to say it's pretty good.

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The series stars Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as protagonists Joel and 14-year-old Ellie; an unlikely duo who team up to try and survive in a world where humans have been infected with a virus that turns them into zombie-like creatures.

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It's based on a video game of the same name, but if you're not into games, don't let that put you off. Not only is the game itself praised by fans as one of the best ever, but creators have put a lot of effort into the TV show, with each episode rumoured to cost more than $10 million (£8.1m).

The Last Of Us stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Credit: HBO
The Last Of Us stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Credit: HBO

The series debuted in the US last night (15 January) and aired at 2am GMT on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK for those who couldn't bear to wait - or risk seeing any spoilers.

But if you're just hearing about the show, don't worry - you haven't missed the first episode. The pilot is set to repeat on Sky Atlantic this evening and is available on demand, so you can see what all the fuss is about.

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Announcing the series last year, Sky said: "Superfans of The Last of Us will not miss out on the global excitement with each instalment available at the same time as the US premiere each week at 2am and on demand thereafter."

Reactions in the first few hours after the show's premiere have proved extremely positive, and if the Rotten Tomatoes rating wasn't enough to convince you to give it a go, just wait until you hear reviews from fans.

Fans have extremely high praise for the show. Credit: @ReissFerguson/Twitter
Fans have extremely high praise for the show. Credit: @ReissFerguson/Twitter

After watching the show, one fan wrote: "Yo, The Last of Us. They actually nailed it. What a solid pilot. This is how you bring a game to television."

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Another video game lover commented: "The Last of Us is outstanding... it's my life goal to make truly great video game movies & this proves it's possible. Sets a whole new standard for adaptations that I hope other creators & studios follow, while having the greatest "zombie outbreak" ever put to film."

The Last Of Us is set to air on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm.

Topics: TV And Film

Emily Brown
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