The Last of Us Showrunner Teases Season 2 Plans Ahead Of Series Release

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There is no doubt that one of the most highly anticipated upcoming TV shows soon gracing our screens on HBO is The Last of Us adaptation starring Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. In spite of its previous production delays, the series’ debut is officially right around the corner. Apart from this, fans will be excited to know that The Last of Us Season 2 has already been planned ahead as well, even before the release of the series.

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In a recent discussion with The Hollywood Reporter, Chernobyl creator slash Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin reveals that the potential plot of The Last of Us Season 2 will center around the direct adaptation of The Last of Us Part 2! And if they plan on keeping this a promise, we will likely be seeing the actual game-accurate scenes come to life, as well.

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The Last of Us by Naughty Dog comes in two parts: The Last of Us Part I where we are first introduced to the main duo, Joel Miller and Ellie, trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world together, while The Last of Us Part II tackles a darker side of the grown-up Ellie drifting apart from her initial teen character. Any fan of the acclaimed video game can clearly see that the over fifteen-hour gameplay is not fit for a two-hour film, which was the exact reason video game co-creator Neil Druckmann initially rejected the offer from Sony.

However, it was thanks to Mazin taking the time to talk with Druckmann that ultimately led to a TV series adaptation. As of now, there are not much plot details revealed, but Mazin and co-writer Druckmann did answer one of the biggest fan questions on whether they would tap in the gaps between Part 1 and Part 2 in the series. To that, the showrunners refuse. Mazin admits that doing so would only hinder the storytelling they want to portray.

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In the meantime, we can expect The Last of Us Season 1 to premiere on HBO this coming January 15, 2023.

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