HBO has just announced that after airing the final episode of the highly anticipated TV series, The Last of Us, they will release a special bonus episode that will take viewers behind the scenes of the show’s production.
The Last of Us, based on the beloved video game by Naughty Dog, has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. In response to this overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Warner television network wanted to give back to its loyal audience by offering a unique look into the show’s making.
As we approach the finale of The Last of Us, viewers can expect to meet a new character that has never been seen in the game series. The character, Anna Williams, is Ellie’s mother and will be portrayed by Ashley Johnson, the actress who voiced the young protagonist in the game.
Bella Ramsey, the lead character in the TV adaptation, recently spoke about the final episode in an interview with Vogue, teasing that it will “massively divide the fans.”
Ramsey also touched on the topic of the show’s second season, which will reportedly feature a love story between Ellie and Dina. The young actress expressed that she is not worried about the potential backlash from viewers who may take issue with the show’s inclusion of LGBTQ+ storylines. “If you don’t want to watch the show because it has gay storylines, because there’s a trans character, that’s your problem and you don’t know what you’re missing,” Ramsey boldly stated.
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of #TheLastofUs to see how they brought the show to life in a special behind the scenes featurette.— The Last of Us (@TheLastofUsHBO) March 9, 2023
Making Of The Last Of Us streams after the season finale, Sunday on @HBOMax. pic.twitter.com/BvsW8onvLU
The Last of Us Season Finale
The network has clarified that they don’t want to give too much away. The promo for the upcoming episode only provides a highlight reel and Ellie’s desire to finish what she and Joel started back in Boston. This leaves fans wondering how the series will conclude and how much it will differ from the source material.
The Last of Us – Episode 9 | Release Date and Time
The highly anticipated finale of The Last of Us season 1, episode 9, will air on Sunday, March 12 at 6 pm. PT/9 pm—ET on HBO and HBO Max.