It’s happened, folks. With only two episodes of the first season having been released to the public thus far, HBO has made the announcement that it’s renewing its TV adaptation of The Last of Us for a second season.
That means that viewers will more than likely get to experience the dramatic narrative of the second The Last of Us game, although the series’ showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have yet to confirm exactly what the second season will entail. In the same interview where it was suggested that The Last of Us multiplayer could be a two-player cooperative experience, Druckmann said that talks of the next season had happened but nothing was being set in stone until a renewal was confirmed – which it now is.
“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. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” said Druckmann. “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,” said Mazin of the news. “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.”