HBO’s The Last of Us Gets Officially Renewed for Second Season

Season Two has been greenlit!

Game Director and Executive Producer of the Show Neil Druckmann has recently announced that HBO’s The Last of Us is officially getting renewed for a second season.

“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,” said Druckmann in a statement.

“The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast and crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” he added. “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,” said fellow Executive Producer Craig Mazin.

“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.”

HBO’s The Last of Us is currently on its second episode and has already drawn many viewers in. It currently has 5.7 million viewers in the US when it aired last Sunday which is 22 percent higher compared to the first episode.

HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 Could Potentially Cover Part 2

Many have speculated that season one will cover the whole The Last of Us Part 1 of the game series, and if the second season gets greenlit (which it did), it will be Part 2. This is where the problem comes in as The Last of Us Part 2 has a controversial story that might gain lower feedback compared to the first season. Neither Druckmann nor Mazin have confirmed or denied that season 2 will be based on TLOU Part 2 so time will tell.

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