The Last of Us TV show is the game adaptation that the fans waited for with excitement but also fear. Movie and TV series versions of some of the most beloved games have not fared so well in general, so the nervous anticipation was quite justified.
While The Last of Us episode 1 brought some differences compared to its source material, critics and fans alike have already praised it for generally staying true to the game in terms of the narrative, tone, and character development.
Still, for those who never got a chance to play the games and who now got inspired to finally give them a try, there is the important question of spoilers. Newbies and die-hard fans alike may want to know whether season 1 of The Last of Us covers the entire first game, and this article provides all the answers.
Will The Last of Us Season 1 Cover the Entire First Game?
To put it simply—yes, The Last of Us season 1 covers all the events of the first game. Talking to the press, the creators of the TV show, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, explicitly stated that the nine episodes of the first season will cover everything that happens in The Last of Us: Part 1. This season will also include some of the events from the DLC Left Behind, which deals with Ellie’s backstory.
What Will The Last of Us Season 2 Cover?
If The Last of Us Season 2 gets the green light from HBO, it will cover one part of the story of the second game, but not everything. Mazin said that The Last of Us: Part 2 has enough material for potential seasons 2 and 3, but that is where the show would have to end—unless The Last of Us: Part 3 game pops up in time for another season.
So, if you’re completely new to The Last of Us story and want to both play the games and watch the TV show, the only way to avoid spoilers would be to play the first game in parallel to the new episodes as they release every Sunday on HBO.