•HBO has announced the renewal of the hit series The Last of Us for a second season.
• Executive producers Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin are “humbled, honored, and overwhelmed” by the success of the show.
• To celebrate its renewal, HBO is making available to watch online for free the premiere episode of The Last Of Us worldwide through HBO Max (U.S.) and Sky’s YouTube channel (UK).
It’s the news that Last of Us fans have been waiting for. After months of speculation and anticipation, it has been officially confirmed that The Last Of Us – HBO series will be returning for a second season. With this renewal comes great excitement, as audience members are eager to learn more about the upcoming plotlines and storylines. Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, two critically acclaimed film and television writers, have signed on to write and executive produce the show respectively. To celebrate the renewed series, viewers in both the U.S. and the UK can watch the first episode for free via HBO Max (U.S.) and Sky’s YouTube channel (UK).
Overview of The Last Of Us Series
The Last Of Us is based on a popular video game from Naughty Dog, which revolves around a post-apocalyptic world overrun by a mutant fungus that turns humans into zombies. Protagonist Joel Miller is tasked with escorting Ellie, a young girl who may possess immunity to the virus, across dangerous territories in order to save humanity from extinction. Along the way, they face many challenges as they try to survive in this new world.
Background on Neil Druckmann & Craig Mazin
Neil Druckmann is no stranger to the world of TV writing – he has previously worked on titles such as Uncharted 4 and Uncharted 5: A Thief’s End as well as co-writing The Last of Us Part II video game title alongside Halley Gross (also working on season two). On top of his work in video games, he also wrote both movies Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet and Spider-Man 3 Homecoming for Sony Pictures Animation studio.
Craig Mazin is an award-winning writer/producer who worked on Chornobyl which won him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series among other awards. He also wrote for Scary Movie 3 & 4 plus co-created Hangover Part II & III with director Todd Phillips. Both men bring invaluable experience from their past works to season two of The Last Of Us series while at the same time adding their own unique style that fans have come to love throughout their respective careers in the film/TV writing/producing industry.
What To Expect From Season Two Of The Last Of Us?
Although details remain scarce regarding what fans should expect when season two premieres later this year or early 2024, there are some hints at plot points that may be explored during season two such as Ellie’s quest to find her missing father or Joel’s current whereabouts since last we saw him at end of episode five during first season finale last month.
Additionally, there could be some surprise cameos or guest appearances by other characters from previous episodes or even new characters altogether who may join our protagonists in their mission against the Cordyceps virus outbreak. As far as cast/crew lineup changes go we do know that Pedro Pascal (Game Of Thrones) will return to reprise his role as Joel alongside Bella Ramsey (Game Of Thrones) who plays Ellie but nothing else has been revealed yet so only time will tell if new actors will be joining us when season two finally airs its premiere episode later this year.
Fans can look forward to a thrilling second season of The Last Of Us thanks to Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin bringing their wealth of knowledge combined with a passion for storytelling craftsmanship towards creating this amazing tv show adaptation based on a highly successful video game title developed by Naughty Dog studio.
In preparation for an upcoming release date, later this year or early 2024 viewers in both U.S./UK regions can take advantage of watching the first episode free via HBO Max (U.S.)/Sky’s YouTube channel (UK) respectively before tuning back in when season two finally premieres. Lastly, we encourage everyone out there excited about the upcoming second season spread the word to everyone you know about how awesomely amazing the journey through the post-apocalyptic world awaits them once again soon!