The Last of Us, HBO’s adaptation of the PlayStation video game, is a smash. In a May interview with Deadline, HBO Head of Drama Francesca Orsi said that the expectation for The Last Of Us is to return sometime in 2025. But due to the writer’s strike, which began in May itself, the progress of the second season was halted.

Well! the project has finally seen some sunshine as the makers have hired new writers for the timely completion of the new season. After the thundering success of the first season, fans eagerly await the plot and happenings in the second season.

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The Last of Us’ Continues to Get More Popular.

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Amidst Writer’s Strike, The Last of Us Season 2 Gets Exciting Production Update

In a two-part interview with Deadline, The Last Of Us creator Craig Mazin talks about the series’ 24 Emmy nominations, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, and Season 2 of the hit HBO series. HBO’s Emmy-nominated series was renewed in January.

In May beginning with the onset of the writer’s strike, and the show’s script work was put on hold, the second season had already taken shape. The interruption in the series’ development was a huge disappointment for the fans. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey delivered stellar performances in the first season.

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The Last Of Us’ Season 2 Officially Ordered By HBO.

But it now seems that the dark days for the show are over as creator Mazin is back with good news. During the latest interview, she shared the updates and said, “We got pretty far actually, we were doing great. Neil and I had been sitting and talking with Halley Gross, who also worked on the second game as a writer, and Bo Shim, the new writer that was in our little tiny room with us.” Mazin also revealed that Episode 201 has been written.

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The Last of Us Season One Finale Was A Roaring Success

The nine-episode HBO series, adapted from the acclaimed 2013 game, had everything going in its favor and the show delivered the viewers’ expectations with utmost perfection. The Last of Us has been both a critical and commercial smash, with viewership numbers soaring higher and higher. Its second season renewal announced back in January, was inevitable.

Talking about the star cast for season 2, one can expect all of the primary cast from The Last of Us season one to appear in the next season, namely Bella Ramsey, Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna, and Rutina Wesley, for starters. The major new characters include Abby, the game’s primary antagonist, and Lev and Yaya.

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The Last of Us’ Season 1 Ends Just as Brutally As the Game.

Speaking of the success achieved by the first season of the show, from its opening moments to the finale, The Last of Us seems engineered to defy preconceptions. Loss is the central theme of the show as it is set in what remains of the U.S. after a parasitic Cordyceps fungus does indeed infect civilization to horrific results.

HBO’s video game adaptation is a triumph as all the episodes keep you immensely engaged. The show is filled with wondrous moments whether it’s a shared moment of connection between two people or how the world reclaims its natural beauty.

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Source: Deadline

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