Forget the teams playing in the Super Bowl. The real competition this week was going to be between HBO’s new hit series The Last of Us and the Super Bowl itself. But sometimes, the wiser move is to avoid a conflict. And that’s exactly what HBO’s The Last of Us will do. In lieu of its usual release time on Sunday, which would have put it right up against the Super Bowl, The Last of Us episode five will air early on streaming channels.
So when can you watch? Well, episode five of The Last of US will premiere on HBO Max and HBO demand beginning on Friday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The show’s linear premiere will not come early, and will take place at its usual time on Sunday. And future episodes of The Last of Us will continue to release on Sundays on HBO. The series finale will take place on March 12.