Creators of HBO’s “The Last of Us” Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have pretty much promised multiple seasons to adapt all the material from “The Last of Us Part II” video game into the television series. Season 1 mostly stuck to the first game and its “Left Behind” DLC, but some changes happened in adapting the title. The result was a 9-episode first season that felt rushed at times.
Following the finale of season 1, the pair were asked if they planned to cover all of the video game “The Last of Us Part Two” story in season 2.
“No. No way,” Mazin told GQ UK. “It’s more than one season,” Druckmann said.
Mazin and Druckmann remained tight-lipped about how many seasons exactly would be needed to cover the sequel. “You have noted correctly that we will not say how many. But more than one is factually correct,” Mazin said. He also hinted season 2 will be “different” from the game, in the same way that season 1 differed from the first title.
The first season of “The Last of Us” introduced viewers to the post-apocalyptic world of Joel ( Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsay). Traveling across country to deliver Ellie, who has a mysterious immunity to the pandemic, to allies outside the quarantine zone. It was a journey fraught with danger from both Infected and human threats, including a cannibalistic cult.
Season 2 More Massive Than Season 1
As for season 2, Mazin teased there may be “different kinds” of Infected, and that it will be “more massive” than season 1. Ashley Johnson, who originated the role of Ellie in the games and played Ellie’s mom in the show, expressed curiosity about where the character of Ellie will go in future seasons. “I’m so curious what people are going to think whatever they do with season 2, because I know it was such a strong reaction of where Ellie went,” Johnson told EW.
We do know Ramsey will continue to play Ellie, even with the time jump that takes place in the second game, and theoretically, upcoming seasons.
Fans of “The Last of Us” will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating the upcoming seasons of the TV adaptation. The show promises to bring new twists and turns to the beloved story.