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The Last Of Us Part 2 story to span at least 3 seasons of HBO series

The Last Of Us Part 2 story to span at least 3 seasons of HBO series

We've got good news for The Last of Us fans

It seems that production for the second season of HBO’s live-action of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us series is in full swing and it appears that we’re going to get more than we initially thought.

Back in February this year, it was teased that The Last of Us TV show might end after its third season, which is likely to be two or three years away, considering that the second season won’t be arriving until 2025. The cast of the second season is also coming together nicely with its events set to be inspired by the video game, The Last of Us Part II.

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In recent weeks, we’ve heard from the actress who is playing Dina (Isabela Merced), Ellie’s partner in the second game, teased the easy chemistry with co-star Bella Ramsey. Then less then two weeks ago, it was announced that Jeffrey Wright was cast as Isaac Clarke, reprising his role from The Last of Us Part II.

However, in an exclusive report by Deadline, not only has it been confirmed that the second season of The Last of Us will be shorter in episode quantity with just seven, but it appears that the series will go on for ‘at least’ three seasons which could mean the possibility of a fourth season. The reasons given for there being at least one extra season, is due to the size of The Last of Us Part II, which is roughly twice the size of its predecessor.

“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.”

This means rather than cutting loads of content to cater for the TV show, it looks like the events of The Last of Us Part II will essentially be split into two extra seasons rather than one. “We don’t think that we’re going to be able to tell the story even within two seasons because we’re taking our time and will go down interesting pathways which we did a little bit in season one too,” he continued.

“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 three will be significantly larger. And indeed, the story may require season four.”

Mazin concluded: “One thing is absolutely for sure, I don’t see how we could tell the story that remains after season two is complete in one more season.” So there you have it, if you were disappointed that we were going to get only three seasons of The Last of Us, there’s still plenty more to come.

The Last of Us season two will launch at some point in 2025.

Featured Image Credit: PlayStation Productions/Naughty Dog

Topics: TV And Film, Sony, The Last Of Us, The Last Of Us Part 2, Naughty Dog, PlayStation