The latest episode of HBO’s “The Last Of Us” was widely popular!
The 3rd episode seen a 12% increase in viewership reaching 6.4 million people across HBO and HBO Max. This is up from Episode 2’s Sunday night viewership of 5.7 million and it’s a 37% increase from the 4.7 million people who watched the series premiere on January 15.
“When a stranger approaches the camp, survivor Bill forges an unexpected alliance that changes both of their lives. Later, Joel and Ellie ask Bill for advice as they try to find Tommy.”
The episode is currently being targeted by homophobic viewers.
Despite wide acclaim for Frank and Bill’s love story, episode 3 has been review bombed, with over 27,000 IMDb users scoring it a one star.
Episode 3 director of ‘The Last Of Us’ reveals he deliberately tricked the audience into watching a gay love story without making it clear straight away.
“Sometimes you have to sort of trick the rest of the world into watching these things before they’re like, ‘Oh my god, it was two guys. I just realized.’ I think then they might understand it’s all real. It’s just the same love.”
— Director Peter Hoar.
THE LAST OF US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
· Cast: Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.
· Credits: THE LAST OF US, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation(R) platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.