The Last Of Us First Season Confirmed To Air 10 Episodes, Says Writer

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Upon grasping just how much has revealed for the upcoming The Last of Us television show for HBO, it is surprising how much of that will unpack for just one season when the series finally airs in the coming future. Most recently, it was revealed online by actor Gabriel Luna that production has finally commenced as previous reports indicated filming to kickoff in Calgary this month.

Additionally, more news on casting has surfaced in recent weeks. Most notably is the addition of Marlene voice actor Merle Dandridge. The actress’ likeness influenced the character’s appearance in-game and Dandridge is now reprising her role for the character in the coming production alongside Pedro Pascal casted as Joel and Bella Ramsey for Ellie.

According to the latest installment of the Scriptnote Podcast, Craig Mazin that penned the script for the television show announces there will be a total of 10 episodes for the first season of the show. Of course, many presumed as such with the longevity for each season from other HBO-produced series in the past.

More interestingly is how many seasons will follow the first. Currently, there is only one confirmed to hit HBO, of course. But, with the direction that the series is following as it does not directly adapt the video game series could bring more than anticipated. Previously, The Last of Us executive producer Neil Druckmann told the show to deviate from the source material in one interview.

Recently, Jasmila Žbanić and Ali Abbasi were confirmed to direct the first season of The Last of Us. While Mazin goes on to verify that the two alongside three more directors to helm the role for the total of 10 episodes in the recent podcast, he does not iterate on which episodes the individuals will direct or how many to handle. You can read the initial report by heading here.

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Source: Scriptnote Podcast

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