This probably comes as no surprise given the show’s popularity, but HBO has officially ordered the second season of “The Last of Us!”
We may just be a couple of episodes into the new series, but the new horror drama already has more than 5.7 million viewers tuning in, and rightfully so. From what’s being said, the first season will concentrate on the original game, and the second season will concentrate on the first game’s sequel.
“I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast and crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” co-showrunner Neil Druckmann said in a statement. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog and PlayStation, thank you!”
“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” co-showrunner Craig Mazin added. “The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”
So far, “Last of Us” is an action-packed, emotional series. It’s absolutely fantastic and introduces viewers to a new kind of zombie that is frightfully based on a real thing (read more here).
“The series is set twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.”
Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bell Ramsey (“Game of Thrones”) lead the cast which is filled with well-known actors