WARNING: This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for The Last of Us, so if you haven’t watched the HBO series, read at your own risk!
The Last of Us Episode 3 spent the spotlight more on Bill and Frank rather than on the titular characters, Joel and Ellie, and for good reason. See, the Naughty Dog video game tells a post-apocalyptic story in the most sensible way and one of those ways is the emphasis on what it would take for people to survive further in an environment plagued with the Cordyceps outbreak.
In light of the good reception of The Last of Us Episode 3 for the heartbreaking portrayal of Nick Offerman as Bill and Murray Bartlett as Frank, the two stars are absolutely on board in dedicating a spinoff for their love story.
“It’s amazing that this episode covers such a vast chunk of time in these two people’s lives. It’s one of the things that makes it so special, seeing, from the beginning, how this connection develops over time,” Bartlett explained to GamesRadar+, “It really allows you to see the full kind of flowering of this relationship. But yeah, how great it would be to go back and fill in all those spaces?”
Offerman continued on to say, “You’re goddamn right we can imagine a spinoff. We’ve done nothing but pleasure ourselves to visions of a spinoff, prequels, epilogues — you name it.”
Without missing a beat, Offerman joked about imagining a complete setup of what the spinoff could look like: “It would be wonderful to see a lot of the stuff fleshed out, a lot of dynamics that we skipped across because we cover 20-something years. I’d say five 10-episode seasons should probably cover it.”
The Last of Us Season 2 has received a green light from HBO with no release window yet, but what are your thoughts about a Bill and Frank spinoff?
The Last of Us Episode 3 is now available to stream on HBO Max. Meanwhile, The Last of Us Episode 4: Please Hold My Hand premieres on Sunday, February 5, 2023.