When Can We Expect Season 2 of The Last of Us?

Anyone that played The Last of Us video game knew it would make an incredible movie in the right hands, so imagine the game’s fans’ excitement when it became public knowledge that HBO would air a nine-episode series. There were fears that the TV series would not stay true to the game’s story or that it would not do the game justice. However, those fears were soon quashed when it became apparent Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman had created a masterpiece that is up there with the best television ever.

The Last of Us television series premiered on January 15, 2023, to much fanfare. Some 4.7 million viewers tuned into the show on its first day, an incredible figure that soared to 40 million within the first two months. Critics praised the actors’ performances, story writing, and production design. Leading sports betting sites slashed the odds of Last of Us winning the coveted TV Show of the Year awards, and HBO commissioned a second series before January was over. The Last of Us is simply that good.

Season 1 of The Last of Us followed the first game’s story almost to the letter. It purposely reduced the amount of action to focus on the story and to delve deeper into some of the storylines that were not front and center in the video game. The first season also used The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC before ending on the very same cliffhanger that fans of the best-selling video game title did. As HBO announced there will be a second series within a fortnight of the show’s premiere, The Last of Us fans have been left wondering when it will hit our screens and what to expect.

In this article, we will explore all the information available so far about The Last of Us Season 2, including its potential release date, possible plotlines, and more exciting details to satisfy the curiosity of eager fans. Get ready for another thrilling journey through the infected wasteland as we await the arrival of The Last of Us Season 2!

When Can We Expect Season 2 of The Last of Us?

When Can We Expect Season 2 of The Last of Us?

HBO has now revealed this information. Francesca Orci, the Head of HBO dramas told Deadline that Season 2 is expected to start in 2025. Since production is still ongoing, this plan could change. Auditions for the second season were halted indefinitely in july 2023 as a result of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike action. The strike action is still ongoing, with no end in sight, potentially further delaying Season 2.

Filming for Season 1 took 200 days, with it taking 18-19 days per episode or two-to-three pages of script per day, with post-production eating up even more time. The first shots were taken on July 12, 2021, with production concluding on June 11, 2022. With that in mind, even if the crew began filming the day after Season 1 ended, shooting would not be over before late September. However, The Last of Us: Part 2 is far more extensive than the original, so script writing, filming, and production will take far longer than Season 1.

What to Expect From The Last of Us Season 2?

The video game version of The Last of Us: Part II is set five years after the first installment, so expect the television series to follow a similar timeline. As mentioned, Part II is far larger than the first game, and that was reflected in comments Mazin made when he said he expects Season 2 to span the course of multiple seasons due to its complexity.

The second game features Joel and Ellie, and Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have confirmed they will continue to develop their incredible on-screen chemistry by continuing in those roles. The game also features Joel’s brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna), so expect him to return.

Season 2 will feature some new yet-to-be-cast characters that play crucial roles. They include Abby Anderson, Ellie’s girlfriend Dina, Abbey’s ex-boyfriend Owen, and Dina’s ex-boyfriend Jesse.

Unless you have played The Last of Us: Part II, writing about the possible plot of Season 2 will giveaway some massive spoilers, so we will not discuss it. All we will say is there are some vast storylines from the word go, and the Cordyceps fungal outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down; in fact, quite the opposite is true.

Who Is In The Cast Of The Last Of Us Season 2?

The Last of Us Part II has Joel and Ellie, so it makes sense that Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey would play them again.

There’s a five-year gap between games, so Pascal would have more grey hair. On the other hand, Bella Ramsey would be playing a character closer to her own age than she does in season one. (In real life, Bella is 19, but Ellie is only 14 in season one.)

In the story, Joel’s brother Tommy also plays a role. Gabriel Luna played Tommy in the first season, so he’s likely to be back as well. It also introduces Ellie’s girlfriend, Dina, and a new main character, Abby Anderson.

Their roles are yet to be cast, along with characters including

  • Jesse (Dina’s ex-boyfriend)
  • Owen (Abby’s ex-boyfriend)
  • Lev and Yara (siblings who have been denounced by the Seraphite cult, and who team up with Abby)

Neil Druckmann hinted on Twitter that Abby would be coming, even though no actress has been chosen.

When To Watch The Last Of Us Season 2?

You can currently watch The Last of Us on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic and the streaming service NOW in the UK. As for the release of Season 2, the date has not been officially confirmed yet. Fans are eagerly awaiting an announcement from HBO regarding the premiere date, and once it is revealed, viewers in both the US and the UK will be able to enjoy the new season. Stay tuned for updates on The Last of Us Season 2 release date!

Is There A Trailer Available For The Last Of Us Season 2?

As of july 2023, the second season of The Last of Us has yet to start filming, so there won’t be any new footage for a video for a long time. You can watch the season 1 trailer below.

The Last of Us | Official Trailer | Max

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