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‘The Last Of Us’ Season 2 Is Not Coming Before 2025, Here’s Why

HBO‘s video game-based horror series The Last of Us made a significant impact with its highly successful first season. However, fans eagerly awaiting the return of Ellie and Joel will have to exercise patience as Season 2 is not expected to premiere before 2025. The delay is primarily due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which has thrown the production schedule into uncertainty. Francesca Orsi, an executive at HBO, shed some light on the situation during an interview with Deadline, emphasizing the influence the strike has on the series’ timeline.

According to Orsi, HBO had initially targeted “some time in 2025” for the release of The Last of Us Season 2. However, this projection is contingent on the resolution of the WGA strike in the coming months. The strike revolves around the writers’ fight for fair compensation from studios and streaming platforms. Orsi acknowledged the current state of flux caused by the strike, highlighting the impact on other shows as well, including the potential 2024 release of The White Lotus.

While the strike persists, progress on The Last of Us Season 2 remains halted. Orsi expressed hope for a speedy resolution, as further delays could impact the delivery of shows for the 2024 schedule and beyond. The strike’s duration, expected to last six to nine months, raises significant questions about the readiness of the shows HBO planned to air. Despite these challenges, Orsi remains optimistic and believes decisions regarding the release schedule will be made as necessary.

Regarding specific details about Season 2, Orsi indicated that showrunner Craig Mazin is currently unable to initiate any significant actions related to writing or casting due to the strike. However, Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the creator of the video game, have a clear vision for the show. As part of the creative process, the production will relocate from Calgary to Vancouver. Orsi emphasized that Mazin is taking a bold approach, aiming to deliver thrilling entertainment centered around the Clickers while also exploring the nuanced and complex character dynamics of Joel, Ellie, and other key characters.

Season 2 of The Last of Us is expected to adapt the second video game in the series. Fans eagerly anticipating the continuation of the story will have to stay tuned for further updates and announcements.

In the world of The Last of Us, the narrative unfolds twenty years after the collapse of modern civilization. In the series, we follow Joel, a tough survivor hired to rescue Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, from a quarantine zone. What starts as a small job turns into a challenging and emotional journey as Joel and Ellie travel across dangerous landscapes, depending on one another to stay alive.

The cast of The Last of Us features Pedro Pascal, known for his role in The Mandalorian, portraying Joel, while Bella Ramsey, recognized from Game of Thrones, takes on the role of Ellie. Gabriel Luna, known for Terminator: Dark Fate, plays Tommy, Joel‘s brother. The ensemble cast also includes Storm Reid, Anna Torv, Jeffrey Pierce, Nick Offerman, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, and Con O’Neil, who all starred in the first season of this popular series.

The adaptation of The Last of Us for HBO was developed by Craig Mazin, acclaimed for his work on Chernobyl. Mazin worked closely with Neil Druckmann to bring the beloved video game to life on the small screen, serving as the series’ writer and executive producer.

As fans eagerly await the arrival of The Last of Us Season 2, they can find solace in knowing that despite the delay, the creative team behind the series is committed to delivering an exceptional and immersive storytelling experience.

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‘The Last Of Us’ Share News About Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Next Seasons And Its Cast

Last Sunday, the dreaded day had arrived. The day that the season finale of The Last Of Us was released on HBO Max.

The Last of Us has been a highly anticipated project since it was first announced. The series, which stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, follows the story of Joel and Ellie as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world. The show is being produced by Craig Mazin, who also created the hit HBO series Chernobyl, and Neil Druckmann, the creator of the original The Last of Us game.

Luckily, HBO Max announced an exciting addition to its lineup for fans eagerly anticipating the premiere of The Last of Us series. The streaming service has added a special “making of” episode for the first season of the show.

The “making of” episode will provide fans with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first season. It will feature interviews with the cast and crew, as well as a look at the production process and the challenges that came with bringing the beloved game to life on the small screen.

The TLOU news doesn’t just stop there.

A few weeks ago, it was already announced that a second season was confirmed. Now, in a recent interview with GQ, the creators have revealed their intention to expand the storytelling of “The Last of Us: Part II” video game sequel into multiple seasons.

Although it was heavily suggested, The Last of Us chose to wait until after the finale, where it is confirmed that Ellie survives, to officially announc that Bella Ramsey will reprise her role as Ellie in season 2 of the show, with no plans to recast an older actress for the part.

Are you excited about all this The Last Of Us news? Have you watched the finale yet? Let us know!

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This Actor Almost Got The Role Of Joel In ‘The Last Of Us’ Instead Of Pedro Pascal

In the world of entertainment, casting decisions can make or break a project. When it comes to highly anticipated adaptations of beloved stories, casting is even more crucial. That’s why fans of the hit video game The Last Of Us were eagerly awaiting news about who would play the leading roles in the HBO series adaptation. One surprising name that came up in the discussion was Mahershala Ali, who was reportedly seriously considered for the leading role of Joel before Pedro Pascal was cast.

Mahershala Ali, known from House Of Cards, Luke Cage and much more, earned two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.

READ MORE: HBO Orders Season Two For ‘The Last of Us’

This news was revealed by Jeffrey Pierce, who played Tommy Miller in the games and Perry in the series in a recent interview with The Direct, when he was asked about maybe playing Tommy in the series:

“I think initially they had talked to Mahershala Ali about playing Joel, which is an obvious cue that I’m not gonna play Tommy… And when they cast Pedro, I knew like, yeah, that was certainly not going to happen regardless, I’m older than Pedro Pascal. So I was not under harboring any illusions about that, for sure.”

Are you happy with the choice they ended up making for both Joel and Tommy? Let us know!

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‘The Last Of Us’ Outdoes Itself Once Again Regarding Viewers

Last night, episode four of the immensely popular HBO adaptation of Naughty Dog‘s The Last Of Us was released on the TV channel as well as its streaming platform, HBO Max.

So far, the episode views just keep getting better every week. The first episode debuted to 4.7 million day-one viewers, then the second episode already had up to 5.7 million day-one viewers. Episode three then reached 6.4 million day-one viewers.

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Now, HBO has announced, “Episode 4 delivered another series high Sunday night, with 7.5 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts. Viewership was up 17% from Episode 3 and 60% above the series debut night in January. Viewing is based on Nielsen and first party data. The series has grown its audience each Sunday night with the release of new episodes.”

This would be the total between HBO and HBO Max and only on Sunday night, which would only represent 20%-40% of the total viewers of the episode.

Have you already checked out the fourth episode? Let us know!

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HBO Orders Season Two For ‘The Last of Us’

This news may not come as a surprise, as the second episode was even more popular than the first one, but HBO has just ordered up season two of The Last Of Us.

According to Bloody Disgusting, “the first season will adapt the entirety of the first game, while Season 2 will adapt the game’s sequel.

The first episode of the show reeled in a whopping 4.7 million viewers on day one, and then episode 2 got even more, 5.7 million viewers on day one.

READ MORE: HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Sets New Record With Rotten Tomatoes Score

In a recent statement, co-showrunner Neil Druckmann said:

“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. 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 then 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.”

The finale of the first season will release on the 12th of March, 2023.

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HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Sets New Record With Rotten Tomatoes Score

Finally, the day has arrived that the greatly anticipated HBO series adaptation of The Last Of Us was released on the streaming service.

The adaptation of the 2013 Naughty Dog game has immediately set a new record with its Rotten Tomatoes score.

Already, comments are rolling in about the incredible attention to detail and there is even a scene that directly mirrors that same cinematic in the game.

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With a score of 99% and 96% average audience score, the game now has the highest-ever score achieved for a live-action video game adaption.

Netflix‘s The Witcher is at number two with 81%.

Have you already watched the first episode? Let us know what you think of it!