One of the most awaited series around the world, The Last of Us was aired worldwide on January 15 (Sunday) on HBO and on Monday in India and the subcontinent. The first episode of The Last of Us broke records and became one of the most-watched series on HBO series. In fact, many fans called The Last of Us better than the superhit series The Walking Dead. Now, it is time for The Last of Us Episode 2 release and fans are eager to know when it will be released and what they should expect. For the unversed, The Last of Us is a zombie apocalypse series starring Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Ashley Johnson as Anna, Troy Baker as Johnson, Merel Dandrige as Marlene, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Anna Torv as Tess, Gabriel Luna as Tommy and more in pivotal roles. As The Last of Us already broken multiple records, here's what you should know about its upcoming second episode-

The Last of Us Episode 2 release date

HBO Max will release The Last of Us Episode 2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Sunday, January 22. Directed by game writer Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us Episode 2 is titled 'Infected. In terms of India, The Last of Us will be aired on Disney Plus Hotstar at 6:30 am on Monday, January 23. Going by the synopsis, The Last of Us is "The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed". 'Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-pandemic America."

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The Last of Us EP 1 introduces us to Joel (Pedro Pascal), Ellie (Bella Ramsey), and Tess (Anna Torv), teasing their journey across a destroyed version of the U.S. It also explores the cordyceps outbreak that almost wiped out humanity. For the unversed, Cordyceps are a genus of fungi comprising more than 600 species. What most of these species have in common is that they are parasites, growing inside the body of a host until they eventually kill it. All the stories you heard about zombie ants eaten from the inside out by fungi are true, and the cordyceps are to blame.

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A cordyceps usually attaches itself to another creature and slowly replaces its tissues, altering the neurological behavior of its victim. For instance, when cordyceps infect bugs, they take over their bodies and convince them to search higher places where they can spread their spores and contaminate even more bugs. It’s all part of the biological imperative that pushes all living creatures to reproduce and ensure the continuity of their genetic pool. But in the case of cordyceps, the result is terrifying.

The Last of Us Ep 2 USA/UK streaming

In the US, The Last of Us will air on HBO and HBO max in 4K every Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT. In the UK, the episodes of The Last of Us are all set to air weekly on Sky Atlantic weekly at 2 am on Mondays. The previously aired episodes will also be available to watch on demand on Sky and streaming services.

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