An American post-apocalyptic television drama series, The Last of Us has been developed by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO. The first and second episodes of the series dropped on January 15 and January 22, 2023, respectively, on HBO.
The Last of Us, touted to be the largest television production in the history of Canada, has been filmed in Alberta from July 2021 to June 2022.
The series which had opened to rave reviews has already become an instant hit among viewers. If you have started loving the first season we are sure you must be awaiting its renewal for season 2. So, we have tried finding out for you, whether we will get to see another season of The Last of Us or not.
Check out the trailer of The Last of Us season 1 below.
Will The Last of Us be renewed for a season 2?
Since the remaining 7 episodes of The Last of Us season 1, are yet to be released, there has not been any official confirmation so far regarding the release of the second season of the post-apocalyptic series.
Having said that we cannot see a reason why The Last of Us won’t be renewed for season 2, given that there are certain factors that already point towards a renewal.
One of them is, The Last of Us has seen the second-largest premiere on HBO since Boardwalk Empire was released in 2010, with only House of the Dragon beating it out.
Adding on to it, over a span of just two days, 10 million people in the United States alone had watched the premiere of the series.
Moreover, The Last of Us has a 9.4 rating out of 10 on IMDB, which has currently tied it as the highest-rated show in history along with classics like Breaking Bad and Band of Brothers, and Chernobyl. It has even garnered an impressive 99% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 99 % audience ratings on the platform.
Also, according to Forbes, the showrunners of the series have already said that The Last of Us season 2 would likely only be half the second game, they’d essentially need to do a season 3 as well, taking the chances of a new season even higher.
What is the plot of The Last of Us?
Based on the 2013 action-adventure video game by the same name, the series is set twenty years after a species of cordyceps fungus infects humanity, turning those who inhale its toxic spores into animalistic, zombie-like infected.
According to Collider, Joel, a gangster inhabiting a quarantine zone in Boston, Massachusetts—one of the few spots of civilization still living under martial law and extreme scrutiny, gets control of the player in the first game. Joel, along with his partner Tess, steal, deal, smuggle, and intimidate regularly in order to maintain their survival in depressing times. As the story progresses, they rope Ellie into smuggling who is a teenager from the quarantine zone.
Supporting the storyline, the official synopsis states, “What starts as a job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the US and depend on each other for survival.”
Number of episodes in The Last of Us season 1?
So far only two episodes of season 1 of The Last of Us has released on HBO. In total the first season of the series has 9 episodes.
Who are the cast members of The Last of Us?
The series majorly stars Game of Thrones stars Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel. Other cast members of the series include Nico Parker as Joel’s daughter Sarah, Gabriel Luna as Joel’s younger brother Tommy, Merle Dandridge as resistance leader Marlene, Anna Torv as Joel’s smuggler partner Tess, Jeffrey Pierce, as Joel’s brother Tommy, among others.