For many years, video game adaptations had a lousy reputation for good reason. Today, fortunately, the outlook is much more favorable with good quality productions that respect the essence of the original work. The positive reception from fans and the general audience is reflected in outstanding ratings.
As proof of this we have the live action series The Last of Us, which obtained almost perfect ratings despite starring in a couple of controversies due to its LGBTQIA+ representation. Its good critical performance translated into unprecedented commercial success.
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The Last of Us is a success on HBO Max and makes history in Latin America and Europe
In the financial report for the first quarter of 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery spoke of the good reception of the TV show based on The Last of Us and revealed very interesting data.
First, the company confirmed that Naughty Dog’s video game adaptation had an average of 32 million viewers per episode in the United States since its premiere. In addition, he shared that it is already the most successful and watched HBO service program in Europe and Latin America in history.
Warner Bros Discovery:
The Last of Us is averaging almost 32M viewers per episode in the U.S.
Most-watched title ever on HBO Max in Europe & LatAm.
Company’s total streaming subscriber base rose to 97.6M in March, up 1.6M since December, and this segment is now profitable. pic.twitter.com/Ze7Tsme7ro
— Dom (@DomsPlaying) May 5, 2023
Added to the success of the show based on the PlayStation game, productions such as Succession boosted HBO Max in the last quarter and allowed it to reach 97.6 million subscribers by the end of March 2023, which represents an increase of 1.6 million compared to what it had been. seen in December 2022. Of course, it generated economic benefits.
With these data on the table, it is not surprising that Warner Bros. Discovery authorized a second season of The Last of Us series. Details about the plot and the actors who will join the cast are scarce, but recent statements from Neil Druckmann suggest that production will begin soon.
But tell us, did you see this TV show? What do you think about it? Did it meet your expectations? Let us read you in the comments.
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