Pedro Pascal in 'The Last of Us'
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How long are ‘The Last of Us’ episodes?

You need time to tell a good story.

The minute HBO’s jaw-dropping series The Last of Us graced our television earlier this year, it didn’t take very long for the majority of its audience to become absolutely hooked. From action-packed moments which had us on the edges of our seats to breathtaking performances from stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, we’ve yet to stop talking about the engaging series.

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What makes the series even more successful is how HBO gingerly took the time needed to present the story of these unique video game characters and bring them to life on the TV screen. This is most evident given the feature-length premiere episode of The Last of Us, which immediately captivated us all during its premiere back in January.

If you’re just like a strong portion of other post-apocalyptic fanatics, then you’ve probably spent some serious time wondering how long each episode from the HBO adaption actually is. So if you’re looking to plan your day and slot in time to watch each episode of The Last of Us as you patiently wait for the second season, here is everything we know about each episode’s runtime.

The Last of Us episode runtimes

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Episode lengths for The Last of Us have varied from 81 minutes to just 43 minutes, with the longest coming in its premiere and the shortest in its finale. While this might seem strange, once you get into the action and feel the flow of this story and how it’s told by HBO, these times make a whole lot of sense. Below is a look at the lengths of each episode:

  • Episode 1: “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” – 81 minutes
  • Episode 2: “Infected” – 53 minutes
  • Episode 3: “Long, Long Time” – 75 minutes
  • Episode 4: “Please Hold to My Hand” – 45 minutes
  • Episode 5: “Endure and Survive” – 59 minutes
  • Episode 6: “Kin” – 59 minutes
  • Episode 7: “Left Behind” – 56 minutes
  • Episode 8: “When We Are in Need” – 51 minutes
  • Episode 9: “Look for the Light” – 43 minutes

Now that all of the episodes have been made available, we can confirm that these episode lengths are accurate, so keep them in mind when you’re planning to binge the series next.

Here is a look at when each episode of The Last of Us first arrived:

  • Episode 1: Jan. 15
  • Episode 2: Jan. 22
  • Episode 3: Jan. 29
  • Episode 4: Feb. 5
  • Episode 5: Feb. 10
  • Episode 6: Feb. 19
  • Episode 7: Feb. 26
  • Episode 8: March 5
  • Episode 9: March 12

The Last of Us is available to stream now on Max.


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