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When will it be released?

According to HBO, filming is scheduled to commence on 12 February, with a release date set for sometime in 2025.

What is the plot of season 2?

While the first season of The Last of Us closely mirrored the main events of the first game in the series, the second game will reportedly take “more than one season”. In an interview with British GQ, showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann were asked if the second season will “span the entire course” of Part II, to which Mazin swiftly responded: “No. No way.” He refused to reveal how many seasons it would take, but did share that “more than one is factually correct”. 

Druckmann added: “Some of the stuff I’m most excited for [in Part 2] are the changes we’ve discussed and seeing the story come to life again in this other version. And I think it’s exciting because it leans into those feelings you had from the game, really heavily, in a new way.”

GQ also questioned the creators on backlash from fans, who took issue with the lack of scenes with the infected as opposed to the game. Mazin explained: “One of my least favourite notes as a screenwriter to receive from a studio is, ‘we really liked this, give us more of it.’ And I always think, well, I’m going to give you more good until you’re like ‘ah it’s too much of it.’ 

“I learned that lesson as much from watching Game of Thrones as anything else. That series had such a slow and interesting build to the presence of the wights and the white walkers. Every time you saw them, your blood pressure skyrocketed. They were special. Had Game of Thrones been a game first, as opposed to a set of novels, there’s no doubt that in the game, you’d be fighting White Walkers all the time. And som of course you would want more of them [in a TV adaptation].”

However, Mazin has “noted how much [fans] liked those encounters” by “watching the audience watch the show”, adding: “And I think we have some really interesting things coming that will be very satisfying without burying you.”

The cast? 

Good news: Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will respectively return as series protagonists Joel and Ellie. 

Kaitlyn Dever, best known for roles in queer comedy Booksmart and the true crime miniseries Unbelievable, has been cast as the controversial and vindictive soldier Abby Anderson.

“Our casting process for season two has been identical to season one: we look for world-class actors who embody the souls of the characters in the source material,” Mazin and Druckmann said in a joint press release. “Nothing matters more than talent, and we’re thrilled to have an acclaimed performer like Kaitlyn join Pedro, Bella and the rest of our family.”

Dora and the Lost City of Gold star Isabela Merced has also joined as Ellie’s love interest Dina. First introduced in the Part II game, Dina plays a significant role in Ellie’s multi-layered storyline. Mazin and Druckmann described Dina as “warm, brilliant, wild, funny, moral, dangerous and instantly lovable: “You can search forever for an actor who effortlessly embodies all of those things, or you can find Isabela Merced right away. We couldn’t be prouder to have her join our family.” 

Additionally, Young Mazino (Beef) is set to star as Jesse, Dina’s ex-boyfriend and Ellie’s close ally.


Where can I watch season 2?

As is the case with the first season, The Last of Us will premiere in the US on HBO. For UK viewers, it’s likely that it’ll continue to air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

Will there be a season 3?

It hasn’t been announced, officially, but with Mazin stating that the second game will take “more than one” season, a third is basically confirmed at this point.

The Last of Us season 1 is available on Sky Atlantic and NOW.