Photos from the fifth episode of The Last of Us have leaked online , showing two characters very well known to fans of the video game:


Sam (Keivonn Woodard) and his older brother, Henry ( Lamar Johnson ). We glimpsed them at the end of the fourth episode.

The episode will be released today in the United States on HBO Max and HBO On Demand , to avoid a direct clash with Sunday’s Super Bowl. In Italy it will be available (with subtitles) from 3.00 this night only on demand on Sky and in streaming on NOW . The first linear passage of the episode will instead remain in the night between Sunday 12 and Monday 13 February at 3.00 (and then in prime time on Monday).

The title is Endure and Survive : the screenplay is the work of Craig Mazin , while the direction is handled by Jeremy Webb ( Masters of Sex, The Punisher, Altered Carbon, The Umbrella Academy, Darkness and Bones, Locke & Key ).

You can see the images below.

Pictures from episode 5

The plot

The Last of Us takes place twenty years after the fall of modern civilization, when a fungal parasite infects humans and turns them into monsters. Joel , a man hardened by the will to survive, is hired to escort 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. It should be an easy job, but it soon becomes a dangerous and brutal journey: together, Joel and Ellie will have to cross what is left of the United States and rely on each other to escape death.

The cast

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey lend their faces to Joel and Ellie . Gabriel Luna is instead Tommy , brother of Joel . Merle Dandridge plays Marlene , as he has already done in the video game. Nico Parker plays Sarah , Joel ‘s daughter. Also starring Jeffrey Pierce ( Perry ), Murray Bartlett ( Frank ), Lamar Johnson ( Henry ), Nick Offerman ( Bill), Anna Torv ( Tess ), Storm Reid ( Riley ) and Rutina Wesley ( Maria ). Natasha Mumba as Kim Tembo , an original character.

The authors of the series

The series is created by Craig Mazin , creator of Chernobyl and screenwriter of various Hollywood comedies ( Superhero Movie, I am you, Scary Movie 3 and 4 , the sequels of The Hangover ). Mazin wrote and produced the show with Neil Druckman , who wrote the video game. The pilot episode is directed by Kantemir Balagov , a native director of the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, winner of the FIPRESCI award in Cannes for his debut film, Closeness .


Among the directors there are also Jasmila Žbanić ( Esma’s secret, The path ), Ali Abbasi ( Shelley, Border ), Peter Hoar ( Daredevil ) and Neil Druckmann himself , creator of the game.