Ever since the announcement of The Last of Us from HBO, it has been an anticipated event for many fans. With promise of a film adaptation for years since the initial release of the 2013 title, it has only brought a longing for some form of a live-action adaptation. And with the show airing on HBO Max earlier in January has proven to be exactly what everyone wanted. The show broke records with 4.7 million viewers during its debut then.
Additionally, HBO went on to confirm that the second season for The Last of Us was already planned with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey to reprise their roles of Joel & Ellie respectively. And while game director Neil Druckmann did go by his word on the approach to the TV series without straying away or major cliffhangers for the show, plenty of memorable moments from the game were absent from the first season covering the entirety of the original game.
However, a new interview with GQ shares that plans for season 2 of The Last of Us will be a more lengthed approach. In that, The Last of Us Part II’s story is said to be extended upon two seasons and confirms a season 3 is planned to offer the complete plot for The Last of Us’ second title.
“It’s more than one season,” Druckmann shares. “Some of the stuff I’m most excited for [in Part 2] are the changes we’ve discussed and seeing the story come to life again in this other version. And I think it’s exciting because it leans into those feelings you had from the game, really heavily, in a new way.” When asked how the pair will tackle the controversial story for The Last of Us Part II, Druckmann had to say:
“I guess, to go back to the earlier [Todd Phillips] quote from Craig, which is like… I don’t care. How they react is how they react, that is completely outside of our control. So how do we make the best TV show version of that story? That’s the problem that we wrestle with every day.” Are you excited on the new development for HBO’s The Last of Us?
The Last of Us is now streaming on HBO Max.