Game director and show executive producer Neil Druckmann recently announced that HBO’s The Last of Us will officially have renewed for a second season.
“I’m honored, honored and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our narrative of Joel and Ellie’s journey.” Druckmann said in a statement.
“The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our amazing cast and crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations.” added. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with the second season! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog and PlayStation, thank you!”
“I am very grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I am even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey.” said fellow executive producer Craig Mazin.
“The audience has given us a chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world that Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”
HBO’s The Last of Us is currently in its second episode and has already attracted a lot of viewers. It currently has 5.7 million viewers in the US when it aired last Sunday, up 22 percent compared to the first episode.
HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 Could Cover Part 2
Many have speculated that the first season will cover the entire The Last of Us Part 1 of the game series, and if the second season gets the green light (which it did), it will be Part 2. This is where the problem arises as The Last Of Us Part 2 has a controversial storyline that might get less comment compared to the first season. Neither Druckmann nor Mazin have confirmed or denied that Season 2 is based on TLOU Part 2, so time will tell.
The third episode of HBO’s The Last of Us will finally introduce Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett).