The Last of Us is the latest HBO show that everyone’s raving about, but what if watching one episode per week just isn’t enough for you? If you’re in the mood to discover some new shows that explore similar themes as this video game adaptation, these five will be your cup of tea.
The Walking Dead
The Last of Us often drew comparisons to The Walking Dead because both shows deal with the aftermath of an outbreak and show ordinary people developing survival skills to carry on in the post-apocalyptic world.
Based on Stephen King’s book of the same name, this star-studded series takes us to an apocalyptic future destroyed by a man-made plague, where a battle of Biblical proportions ensues between survivors.
This acclaimed Netflix show deals with a global outbreak just like The Last of Us, taking place in the aftermath of a viral pandemic that wiped up most of the world’s human population and led to the emergence of part human-part animal hybrid babies.
This acclaimed mini-series also explores the post-apocalyptic themes and centers on survivors of the devastating flu as they try to rebuild and reimagine the world anew.
The Leftovers doesn’t deal with a global outbreak, but it has a similarly dark tone to The Last of Us, and it takes place in a world where 2% of the global population mysteriously disappeared.