HBO, or err, Max, has confirmed that the second season of its hugely popular video game to TV adaptation, The Last of Us, will debut sometime in 2025.
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The confirmation comes via a “One to Watch” trailer posted on social media platform X, which showcases upcoming new originals, returning series and more for the streaming platform. The Last of Us Season 2 appeared in the 2025 section alongside several other television series, including The White Lotus, Euphoira, and more.
The 2025 release date might seem a bit far off for some – especially since Max renewed the second season immediately after the first season’s release. However, the dual strikes of the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild might have pushed the production a bit further.
As such, the show begins shooting on February 12, 2024, according show creator Craig Mazin, with lead actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey reprising their roles as Joel and Ellie Williams, respectively.
Mazin also hinted that the second season, based on The Last of Us Part II video game, might be split into two parts, stating that it’s “more than a season’s worth of television.”
It will be interesting to see how the show tackles some of the themes in Part II, with it facing a massive backlash from some vocal fans in the community. Part II also features a crucial new character called Abby, who’s actions in the game didn’t set well with fans and turned her into one of the most controversial characters in the series. The casting for Abby has not been announced yet, but the latest rumours suggest it could be either Florence Pugh or Shannon Berry.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.