Warner Bros Discovery Inc WBD recently published a financially Update revealing The Last of Us TV series is an undeniable hit that’s almost pulling in 32 million cross-platform viewers per episode alone in the United States.
During the Q1 2023 earnings call, WBD stated that the show is the most-watched in HBO Max history both in LATAM and in Europe.
It also revealed that WB’s streaming platforms, including HBO Max, turned a profit for the first time with sales of $50 million, compared to a loss of $227 million last year. “The Last of Us” contributed significantly to this success.
The series also had a significant impact on Warner Bros. Discovery’s subscriber base, which grew by 1.6 million to a total of 97.6 million users.
Accordingly The Gamer, co-showrunner Craig Mazin has indicated what’s coming in season 2, suggesting the show will explore the “interconnectivity” of the infected and may not focus on Abby Anderson like the video game. While Season 1 tied closely to the storyline of The Last of Us Part 1, Season 2 could serve as a narrative bridge between the first and second games.
However, fans may have to wait a while for Season 2 with actress Ellie Bella Ramsey suggesting it may not arrive until 2025.
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