If it wasn’t apparent already, HBO’s The Final of Us has been extremely profitable, a lot in order that it is really Max’s second most watched present.
Whether or not you appreciated the dwell motion adaptation of The Final of Us or not, the present has clearly completed extremely effectively for itself. That is clearly partially on account of the truth that it had a pre-established fanbase from the video games, in addition to having the showrunner of the extremely rated Chernobly hooked up, however earlier than it was launched it wasn’t clear simply how effectively it would do. Nicely, in response to Warner Bros Discovery’s current monetary outcomes (thanks, VGC), it is completed very effectively: because it stands, it has been seen by over 30 million customers on HBO Max.
The one present that has extra viewership is Sport of Thrones’ ultimate season, however as famous by VGC that is particularly the numbers for the US, Europe, and Latin America. HBO Max, or just Max as it should quickly be recognized, is not at present obtainable within the UK, that means the numbers are virtually undoubtedly larger than that. These numbers should not be a lot of a shock although, because the present did additionally find yourself as HBO’s second largest debut ever, solely behind Home of the Dragon.
Clearly all of this success implies that the present would proceed, with HBO renewing it for a second season simply a few episodes in when it was airing earlier this 12 months. There is no concrete phrase on after we can count on the second season to reach, although the present’s personal Ellie, Bella Ramsey, stated that it ought to arrive by the tip of 2024, or early 2025 on the newest.
We do not understand how far within the second season may be, nevertheless it needs to be famous that there’s at present a writer’s strike taking place over within the US for the time being. Streaming has confirmed extremely worthwhile for quite a few firms, and writers aren’t seeing the advantages of that. This might impression when the second season releases, however that actually would not matter as a result of writers getting paid correctly for his or her work is far more necessary.