The Last of Us Season 2: Release date, cast, plot and everything we know so far

The Last of Us: Will the series go beyond the second season?
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A video game adaption for all gaming lovers, this one is definitely a must-watch for you guys. The series sets the bar high and makes you want more with each episode. All those who have already played the game can relate much better and can tell that the creators have done such a good job with this one.

For those who don’t know, The Last of Us is an action-adventure game, and the series is the adaption of the series. The story follows a pandemic due to fungal infection through which mass numbers of people are infected, and it causes the affected people to turn into zombie-like creatures. This drama thriller series left the audience going crazy over it. The series is created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and oh, how wonderful work they have done in perfectly bringing the game to life and making a show out of it.

So far, one season of the series has been released. The show premiered on January 15, 2023 on HBO. The first season had a total of nine episodes. At the same time, the first season gained quite positive reception from the audience. The fans are eager to know about the status of the second season of The Last of Us. And here are all the updates you need to know about The Last of Us Season 2.

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 What is the release date of The Last of Us Season 2?

As of now, there has been no official release date announced. The final episode was released on March 12, 2023. Hence we can rule out the possibility of the show being released this year. Bella Ramsey confirmed in an interview that the series will return for its second season in 2025.

She said, “It will be a while. I think we’ll shoot at the end of this year, beginning of next. So it’ll probably be the end of 2024, early 2025.” Hence, one thing is for sure that we are not getting the release dates anytime soon. The update has also been confirmed by the head of HBO, Francesca Orsi, who told Deadline that the second season is estimated to be released in 2025.

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Is there a trailer for The Last of Us Season 2?

The show was renewed for the second season towards the end of January 2023. Also, the production of The Last of Season 2 has not started yet. We would have to wait till the filming is completed in order to get a sneak peek of what is about to happen in the second season. We are not getting any updates sooner as the filming will take place around the end of 2023. However, it’s a long wait till we get the trailer of The Last of Us Season 2.

Who will be in the cast of The Last of Us Season 2?

The main two characters, Joel, played by Pedro Pascal, and Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, are confirmed to return to the second season of The Last of Us. It is not yet confirmed who else will be returning to the cast of The Last of Us second season, but here is the list of cast and characters from season 1. Nico Parker as Sarah Miller, Murray Barlett as Frank, Storm Reid as Riley Abel, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Lamar Johnson as Henry, John Hannah as Dr. Neuman, Rutina Wesley as Maria, Ari Rombough as Joyce.

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What will be the plot of The Last of Us Season 2?

We can assume that The Last of Us season 2 will follow the events from the second part of the game. We can guess a few events which might take place in the next season.

*Spoilers Alert*

The second game features the time five years forward from the events of part 1 of The Last of Us. Followed by a few events, Ellie and Dina find out Joel is dead, and Abby is the one to blame. Later it is just Ellie, Tommy, and Dina on their way to find Abby. Many more such events take place in the second part. This is sad to know that Joel will not be making it far in the story; also, we won’t be seeing Pedro Pascal in most of the part of the show. This confirms that The Last of Us season 2 will have lots of twists and turns.

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Where to watch The Last of Us?

You can catch all the episodes of The Last of Us season 1 exclusively on HBO Max, while The Last of Us season 2 will also air on HBO Max.

So, this is all the upcoming Season 2 of The Last of Us. Stay tuned for more updates.