The Last of Us Episode 5 trailer is here. As usual, HBO has dropped a trailer for next week’s zombie apocalypse series based on the Playstation video game of the same name, teasing that a terrifying bloat — the fourth and final evolutionary stage of the Infected — is the subject of years of exposure. The results of the Cordyceps fungus. The upcoming episode titled Endurance and Survival, directed by Jeremy Webb (The Umbrella Academy), will air two days early on HBO Max and HBO On Demand in the US, so it won’t Will clash with Super Bowl LVII on February 12. Episode 5 will air on February 10 at 9 a.m. ET, while the linear telecast on HBO Cable will follow the usual Sunday schedule. TechnologyShout has reached out to Disney+ Hotstar for comment on whether episode 5 of The Last of Us will also air earlier in India.
The Last of Us Episode 5 trailer continues the story of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) in the ruins of Kansas City, which they find at the end of Episode 4 himself at gunpoint. The enemy in question is Henry (Lamar Johnson) and his deaf brother Sam (Kevon Montreal-Woodard) fleeing a revolutionary movement from a group of hunters—new character Catherine (Melanie Lynskey). “Things are going well,” she told her followers, as we get footage of her infantry out on the hunt. “Didn’t you hear? Kansas City is free.” Continuing to pose a major threat to our leading man, the show seems to be taking another major twist from 2013’s video games, giving the villains some character building before their final confrontation. It’s not entirely clear why Catherine is after Henry, but it’s been suggested that the latter has something to do with her brother’s death.
“He asked me to forgive, but where’s the justice?” she continues in voiceover as our lead duo teams up with Sam and Henry to help them fight the Hunters. Like the game, the Hunters on the HBO show overthrow FEDRA’s military rule over their quarantine zone. So, the only third-party interference they have to worry about is infected people creeping into the city. With all the commotion and soundwaves from the shootouts and explosions, the network of the infected will respond equally aggressively. In the “The Last of Us” episode 5 trailer, Ellie still holds the gun she stole from Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), and uses it in tense situations. The gun saved Joel’s life. Joel now appears to have given her the weapon.
The Last of Us Episode 5 trailer then cuts to some action sequences, with a highly mutated Bloater rushing through a hot street and a terrified Joel ordering Ellie to flee the area. The footage also seems to highlight the final confrontation between Catherine and Henry. “It ended the way it ended,” Catherine said. Last month, HBO renewed the second season, which will explore the events of the “The Last of Us Part II” game. Showrunner Craig Mazin also said the story was “more than just a season of TV”.
New episodes of The Last of Us air every Monday at 8:30am on Disney+ Hotstar in India. Currently, there is no information on whether or not Episode 5 will air in the country early Saturday, given its early release in the US. TechnologyShout will update this article once we hear back from Hotstar.