Joel and Ellie have stolen our hearts and The Last of Us scores (rightly) very well. The ‘zombie’ series on HBO Max made a big impression with exciting, but also many heartbreaking stories. Can’t get enough of the adventures from the hit series? No problem! Veronica Superguide has listed 9 cool series that you should not miss as a fan of The Last of Us.
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1. The 100
The post-apocalyptic environment in The Last of Us is still habitable – although of course you wouldn’t want to sit there with all those biting, infected monsters around you. In The 100 you go further into the future to a world where the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. Humanity has left for a ‘safe’ base and a hundred condemned youths are sent to a planet to check whether a new life can be built there. Of course that can’t go well for long.
The 100 can be seen on Netflix.
2. The Leftovers
What will happen to humanity if suddenly 2 percent of the world’s population disappears out of nowhere? The Leftovers tells the heartbreaking story of grief and loss in a world where everything becomes stranger and more unlikely. We saw that in The Last of Us, where Joel has to deal with a life that is nothing like before the outbreak in his journey in mourning.
The Leftovers can be seen on HBO Max.
3. The Walking Dead
Okay, we shouldn’t really call the ‘zombies’ from The Last of Us zombies, because they are infected people. Still, we recommend The Walking Dead (if you haven’t already watched it) because the plot is basically the same. And: with its many spin-offs, the popular zombie series is even more similar to HBO Max’s post-apocalyptic hit series. In The Last of Us, we meet new faces throughout the season and learn a lot about their story. That’s pretty close to spin-off Tales of the Walking Dead, which does pretty much the exact same thing.
The Walking Dead is available on Netflix and Disney+.
4. Z Nation
Virus? Check. Zombies? Check! If you’re a fan of The Last of Us, Z Nation is a perfect series to binge watch while waiting for new episodes. Three years after the outbreak of the so-called zombie virus, a team of heroes must transport the only person who is immune right across the United States. Sounds familiar, right?
Z Nation can be seen on Netflix.
5. Black Summer
Done with Z Nation or fancy an old-fashioned apocalypse series? Then Black Summer is the way to go. The Netflix Original takes place in the same world as Z Nation, but focuses entirely on blood-curdling action and fierce combat. The perfect series if you wanted to see more of the zombies and the associated brawls in The Last of Us.
Black Summer can be seen on Netflix.
6. War of the Worlds
We’re not talking about Tom Cruise in the movie of the same name (although that’s definitely recommended to check after The Last of Us), but we’re talking about the exciting series. War of the Worlds is set in a post-apocalyptic world where alien life has discovered Earth. Only a small group survives the alien attack, but the population is on the verge of disappearing forever. Will they manage to save humanity?
War of the Worlds can be seen on Disney+.
7. The Rain
The deadly virus in The Last of Us actually comes awfully close to reality and that is exactly what the Scandinavian series The Rain does perfectly. Six years after the outbreak of a devastating virus, a Danish brother and sister crawl out of their safe bunker to see what it has done. Civilization has been completely wiped out and there is nothing left of the world. When they encounter a group of survivors, they are determined to find even more companions.
The Rain can be seen on Netflix.
The formulas of The Last of Us and Chernobyl are almost the same, so that both can rightly be called top series. That’s not all: the brains behind Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, wrote and made The Last of Us. Those influences are clearly palpable and the chaos predominates in both series. The award-winning miniseries follows the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. Something as scary as infected monsters in The Last of Us.
Chernobyl can be seen on HBO Max.
9. The Mandalorian
We can’t just let him pass us by: Pedro Pascal. Besides the fact that it’s nice to look at, we really don’t need to see his face to enjoy his acting skills. The Mandalorian proves that all too well. That’s not the only thing, because just like in The Last of Us, ‘daddy’ Pascal also takes care of a child in the Star Wars series. We could at least look at that for hours!
The Mandalorian can be seen on Disney+.
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