HBO is Bringing Back “The Last of Us” for Season 2 Following Its Big Debut

Pedro Pascal in
Pedro Pascal in "The Last of Us"

The Last of Us scored the second-biggest HBO debut since 2010 following its premiere—and there’s more where that came from! Just a few episodes into the first season, HBO already gave this acclaimed post-apocalyptic series a renewal for Season 2.

The Last of Us is a long-awaited adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hit game of the same name. It centers on a brutal and heartbreaking journey of a hardened survivor Joel, who’s hired to smuggle a 14-year-old Ellie out of the quarantine zone.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play lead roles, while the supporting cast includes Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, and Storm Reid.

Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, announced the show’s renewal and praised its creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and phenomenal cast and crew for defining a genre with their masterful debut season.

“After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I can’t wait to watch this team outshine themselves again with Season 2,” Orsi said in a statement.

Mazin echoed her words, thanking the millions of people who have joined them on this journey, while Druckmann said humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with their retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey.