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Sky Atlantic users can watch The Last of Us at the same time as HBO's premiere

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If you are based in the UK and looking forward to the upcoming TV adaptation of The Last of Us, I have some good news - it will be airing on Sky Atlantic at the same time as it does on HBO in the US.

This does, admittedly, make for a rather unsociable hour to be up. If you are in Blighty, it will mean watching the show at 2am.

However, if you are anything like me and a big fan of The Last of Us, this show may well make the eye bags and inevitable reliance on intravenous coffee to get you through the rest of the next day worthwhile.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey star as Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us.

Additionally, following each episode (the first of which airs on 16th January in the UK), there will be discussions about everything that just happened in the lives of Joel and Ellie thanks to Sky Atlantic's The Last of Us 2am Club. [UPDATE: Sky has confirmed The Last of Us will be available to watch in UHD - thanks, Ishraq!].

If you are less keen to miss out on some well earned shut-eye, the show will of course be available on demand after.

While there are still a few more days to wait until its debut, the first reviews for The Last of Us are in, and they are looking very positive.

In fact, one has said The Last of Us has "shattered the ceiling for video game adaptions" (of which there are currently many of in the works).

So, will you be joining me and getting up for 2am on Monday?

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Victoria developed a deep love for video games since watching her brothers barrel their way through Goldeneye 007. She will unashamedly spout forth all sorts of niche Zelda lore to anyone who will listen (and even at times to those who won’t), and makes the best pancakes you have ever seen.

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