Friday, January 27, 2023

HBO Renews 'The Last of Us' for Season 2

After airing only two episodes of its first season, HBO has today renewed its original drama series The Last of Us for a second season. The series marks HBO's second largest debut, behind only House of the Dragon

The drama stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.

The cast in the first season also features Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Jeffrey Pierce, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker.

Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann developed the drama based on the video game franchise. They executive produce with Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam. Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint and Naught Dog produce.

"Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the rest of our phenomenal cast and crew, have defined a genre with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. "After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I can't wait to watch this team outshine themselves again with season two."

"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," shared Druckmann. "The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded by already high expectations. Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & 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," added 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."