HBO’s high-profile drama (*2*) will probably be again for a second season. Just two episodes in, the premium cabler introduced at the moment it has renewed the collection primarily based on the favored online game from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and The Last of Us creator Neil Druckmann.
In its debut season, The Last Of Us scored the second-largest premiere after House of the Dragon since Boardwalk Empire’s launch in 2010.
Episode 1 has now surpassed 22 million viewers domestically, up practically 5 instances from its premiere evening viewers. Episode 2 drew 5.7 million viewers throughout HBO Max and linear telecasts within the U.S. Sunday evening. That’s about one million greater than the viewers that tuned in for the premiere episode and it marks the most important week 2 viewers development for an HBO Original drama collection within the historical past of the community. The collection additionally is powerful on social media, trending No. 1 each within the U.S. and worldwide on Twitter throughout its collection debut.
“Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the remainder of our phenomenal solid and crew, have outlined a style with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us,” mentioned Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. “After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I can’t wait to observe this staff outshine themselves once more with season two.”
Based on Naughty Dog’s award-winning online game, The Last Of Us takes place 20 years after trendy civilization has been destroyed. Joel, performed by Pedro Pascal, a hardened survivor, is employed to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old woman, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they each should traverse the U.S. and rely on one another for survival.
“I’m humbled, honored, and albeit overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and related with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our unbelievable solid & crew, and HBO exceeded my already excessive expectations,” mentioned government producer Druckmann. “Now we now have absolutely the pleasure of having the ability to do it once more with season two! On behalf of everybody at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thanks!”
In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, season one additionally stars Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker additionally star.
“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,” mentioned government producer Mazin. “The viewers has given us the prospect 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.”
The Last Of Us is written and government produced by Mazin and Druckmann. The collection is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is government produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production corporations: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.