How long are ‘The Last of Us’ episodes?

Pedro Pascal in 'The Last of Us'
Image via by Liane Hentscher/HBO

Telling the story of The Last of Us is going to take a fair chunk of time, so you’ve probably been wondering how long each episode of the upcoming HBO adaption will run.

Fortunately, it appears that HBO will take the time needed to present the story of these unique video game characters. This is most evident given the feature-length premiere episode of The Last of Us.

If you’re looking to plan your day and slot in time to watch each episode of The Last of Us as it airs, here is all we know so far about their runtime.

The Last of Us episode runtimes

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Officially only the runtime for episode one appears to have been confirmed, however, there are rumors of the other eight episode’s runtime circulating online.

Episode lengths for The Last of Us will seemingly vary from 81 minutes to just 43 minutes, with the longest coming in its premiere and the shortest in its finale, according to rumors. Again, these have not been officially confirmed, but they are said to be the following:

  • Episode 1: 81 minutes (Confirmed)
  • Episode 2: 53 minutes (Confirmed)
  • Episode 3: 75 minutes
  • Episode 4: 50 minutes
  • Episode 5: 59 minutes
  • Episode 6: 59 minutes
  • Episode 7: 56 minutes
  • Episode 8: 51 minutes
  • Episode 9: 43 minutes

As the episodes of The Last of Us begin to air, we will have official confirmation of their runtimes and this article will be updated to reflect the official standings.

Here is a look at when each episode of The Last of Us will land:

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

The Last of Us will be available to stream on HBO Max as it airs on these dates.