After two episodes since its premiere, “The Last of Us” has already confirmed its second season. The adaptation that follows the journey of Joel (Pedro Pascal), an experienced survivor, hired to smuggle Ellie (Bella Ramsey) – a 14-year-old girl – out of an oppressive quarantine zone, became one of the biggest successes of the platform, which this Friday announced its continuation. The series from co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy-winning for HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning video game franchise “The Last of Us” and co-president of Naughty Dog) garnered the biggest premiere of a first episode of an HBO Max series surpassing “The House of the Dragon” and the second season of “Euphoria” in its first 24 hours on the platform in Latin America. “I am very grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our collaboration, and I am even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” said Craig Mazin, Executive Producer, in a statement shared with this media. “The audience has given us the opportunity to continue, and as a fan of the characters and the world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more prepared to dive into this story again.” Francesca Orsi, HBO’s executive vice president of programming and head of drama series and movies, said Craig and Neil, along with executive producer Carolyn Strauss, the cast and crew, “have defined a genre” with the series. With a score of 97% of the critics in Rotten Tomatoes, the first two episodes trended worldwide on Twitter during their premiere. While the teasers and trailers of the first season have accumulated more than “100 million views worldwide”. The cast is completed by Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene (Dandridge voiced the character of Marlene in the video games “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II”), Jeffrey Pierce as Perry (Pierce voiced the character Tommy in the video games “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II”), Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Each episode premieres Sunday through Sunday at 11 p.m. on both the HBO Max platform and the HBO channel.
“The Last of Us” has already confirmed its second season after premiering only two episodes
January 27, 2023 |