HBO has renewed its new series “The Last of Us”, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, for a second season.
The season two renewal of the series, primarily based on PlayStation’s fashionable online game of the identical identify, comes forward of the airing of the present’s third episode.
“I’m humbled, honoured, and albeit overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and linked with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our unbelievable forged & crew, and HBO exceeded my already excessive expectations,” govt producer Neil Druckmann, who was additionally the author and inventive director of the sport, mentioned in an announcement.
“Now we’ve absolutely the pleasure of having the ability to do it once more with season two! On behalf of everybody at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thanks,” he added.
Druckmann has co-created the present in collaboration with “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin.
Set 20 years after the destruction of trendy civilisation, “The Last of Us” follows Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor who’s employed to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone.
What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they each should traverse the US and depend upon one another for survival.
“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m much more grateful to the thousands and thousands of individuals who have joined us on this journey. The viewers has given us the possibility to proceed, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be extra able to dive again in,” Mazin mentioned.
“The Last of Us” additionally options Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid and Merle Dandridge.
The series is a co-production between HBO and Sony Pictures Television. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam function the chief producers along with Druckmann and Mazin.
It is produced by PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.