HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 Will be Shorter than Season 1

the last of us HBO

The second season of HBO’s The Last of Us is not expected until 2025 but more details have emerged about the second season of the hit series. In an interview with Deadline, showrunner and co-creator Craig Mazin confirmed the second season will be shorter, with seven episodes, and the show could very well go up to season 4 according to the scope of the story.

The story material that we got from Part II of the game is way more than the story material that was in the first game, so part of what we had to do from the start was figure out how to tell that story across seasons,” Mazin said. “When you do that, you look for natural breakpoints, and as we laid it out, this season, the national breakpoint felt like it came after seven episodes.”

In comparison, the first season of The Last of Us had nine episodes and the story was based on the first game from Sony’s Naughty Dog. Mazin and show co-creator Neil Druckmann are pretty confident it would take at least three seasons to complete the story, but everything depends on the viewership.

We don’t think that we’re going to be able to tell the story even within two seasons [2 and 3] because we’re taking our time and go down interesting pathways which we did a little bit in Season 1 too,” Mazin said. “We feel like it’s almost assuredly going to be the case that — as long as people keep watching and we can keep making more television — Season 3 will be significantly larger. And indeed, the story may require Season 4.”

The second season of The Last of Us will see Pedro Pascal return as Joe, and Bella Ramsey as Elie. Gabriel Luna will play Tommy, and Rutina Wesley has been cast as Maria. There will be new cast members including Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Isabela Merced as Dina, Young Mazino as Jesse, Ariela Barer as Mel, Tati Gabrielle as Nora, Spencer Lord as Owen, Danny Ramirez as Manny and Jeffrey Wright as Isaac.

Image: HBO

Posted by Abiodun

Passionate about Technology and everything concerning it. Avid Gamer and Music Lover. Loves Chelsea FC. Overall, a nice guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *