HBO Renews Video Game Adaptation “The Last of Us” for Season 2

Pedro Pascal in
Pedro Pascal in "The Last of Us"

The Last of Us is one of HBO’s biggest productions in recent memory and they’re betting big on this post-apocalyptic show. Just a few episodes into the first season, the critically acclaimed video game adaptation has already been renewed for Season 2.

The Last of Us draws inspiration from Naughty Dog’s award-winning video game, and it received a lot of praise for being faithful to the source material. It centers on a hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal), who’s been hired to smuggle a teenage girl Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone and across the post-apocalyptic United States.

In addition to Pascal and Ramsey, the show also stars Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, and Storm Reid.

The game’s author Neil Druckmann, who co-created its TV adaptation with Craig Mazin, thanked the fans for supporting the show and said it’s the absolute pleasure to bring it back for Season 2.

“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 in a statement.