Pedro Pascal‘s hair is different in the first new images from The Last of Us season two, and that is really important.

At the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront presentation, Casey Bloys – chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content – shared the first shots from the upcoming second season, which sees the return of Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

Gabriel Luna and Rutina Wesley will also reprise their respective role as Gabriel and Maria, with new cast members including Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Isabela Merced as Dina (Ellie’s girlfiend!), Young Mazino as Jesse, Ariela Barer as Mel, Tati Gabrielle as Nora, Spencer Lord as Owen and Danny Ramirez as Manny.

Schitt’s Creek icon Catherine O’Hara has additionally been cast, although her role has been kept under wraps so far.

HBO’s action-adventure series takes place 20 years after a mass fungal infection sparks a global pandemic.

Pascal stars as Joel, a hard-faced smuggler tasked with escorting chirpy teenager Ellie – who is immune to the virus and may be the key to creating a vaccine – out of a quarantine zone across a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the United States.

Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, the first season of The Last of Us received universal acclaim for its faithfulness to the source material and the chemistry between Pascal and Ramsey.

The third episode – titled ‘Long Long Time’ – was particularly lauded; shifting focus from Joel and Ellie to chronicle the love story between paranoid survivalist Bill (Nick Offerman) and his partner Frank (Murray Bartlett), it has since been hailed as one of the best episodes of television ever broadcast.

According to HBO, season two will be released in 2025.

Check out the first images of Pascal and Ramsey below.