HBO’s The Last of Us gets renewed for a second season

HBO drama The Last of Us has been renewed for a second
season. The series is co-created by Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s Chernobyl)
and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning The Last of Us franchise and Naughty Dog
The Last of Us was also a hit on social media, with the series trending #1 worldwide on Twitter during its
series debut. To date, season one teasers and trailers have amassed more than 100 million views
“Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the rest of our phenomenal cast and crew, have
defined a genre with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO

Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. “After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I
can’t wait to watch this team outshine themselves again with season 2.”
“I’m humbled, honoured, 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 Neil Druckmann, Executive Producer. “Now we
have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at
Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”
“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions
of people who have joined us on this journey,” said Craig Mazin, Executive Producer. “The audience has
given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created,
I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened
survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as
a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and
depend on each other for survival.
Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, 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, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as
Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley
Johnson and Troy Baker also star.
New episodes of the series debut Mondays on HBO and HBO GO, leading up to the finale on March 13.
Fans can also tune in to The Last of Us Podcast, the series’ official companion podcast where host Troy
Baker, who plays Joel in the video game, sits down with series creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann
for a scene-by-scene deep dive of each episode.
The Last of Us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty
Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil
Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by
Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies:
PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

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