The Last of Us season 2 has already been officially confirmed barely a few days after the release of the second episode of the series. Read on to find out more about the episode 1 release date and cast.
The Last Of Us series is an adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game series of the same name. The game was released in 2013 and became an instant hit among gamers. The story revolves around the two protagonists, Joel and Ellie, in a post-apocalyptic world. A fungus takes over the human body and brains and turns them into zombie-like creatures.
The story begins in 2003. Joel loses his daughter while trying to escape his fungus-infected town and his brother. Then the story moves ten years in the future. Jole and his partner Tess smuggle things into the Quarantine Zone (where the noninfected live). While looking for his brother Tommy, Joel and Tess come across the terrorist group called the Fireflies. They have been tasked with smuggling Ellie, a 14 yo girl, in exchange for a car.
The story then progresses with a focus on the relationship developed between Joel and Ellie. They try to survive in an apocalyptic world while making their bond stronger and growing themselves. The story introduces many new characters that the audiences love and hate. It is considered to be one of the best games by Naughty Dog.
Season 1, a superb blockbuster, paved the way for The Last of Us season 2
The release of the first episode of The Last Of Us was the biggest debut for any series on HBO. The series broke numerous records by the end of the season and was declared an all-time blockbuster. It was also praised for staying true to the original source material to the point that some scenes were similar to the game animations. The soundtrack to the plot and characters, everything was on point and superbly done.
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The cast, Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie) were praised for their performances throughout the series. Given that the series has stayed true to the game so far, the cast should return for the Last of Us season 2.
The Last of Us season 2 episode 1 release date and cast
HBO announced that the series was getting a renewal for season 2 soon after the premiere of season 1, episode 2. This got many fans excited.
Bella Ramsey on The Last of Us HBO Season 2:
"I'm really excited. It still feels surreal to me that it's going to go again, but also, I don't want to go into it comparing it to the experience of the first season, because Season 1 of The Last of Us was the best year of my life,… pic.twitter.com/DJ3c3mM51v
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An official release date for the second season, episode 1, has not yet been announced. However, the showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann already stated that the release date for the second season will be announced soon. As the creators of the show are staying true to the original source material, as most game players would know, one can expect a very sad first episode of season 2.
Troy Baker on how he hopes fans will react if Joel's Storyline stays true to TLOU Part 2 in The Last of Us HBO Season 2:
"Hopefully the same. Because it’ll show that we did the story justice. It’s very similar to the ending of “Part I.” Love it or hate it — if you have an… pic.twitter.com/DAR9TIQTJI
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As far as the cast is concerned, Pedro Pascal is expected to continue playing Joel while Bella Ramsay will portray Ellie. Part two of the game is expected to be adapted as season 2. A new character will be introduced in the next season named Abby. The story will be intertwined between Ellie and Abby as they both seek revenge against each other for the losses in their lives. Many fans on the internet are expecting The Wilds actor Shannon Berry to be cast as Abby in the second season while some want a more established actor such as Florence Pugh.
Is anyone else already thinking about who’s going to play Abby in season two of The Last of Us?
She’s gotta be compelling, tough, and, most importantly, be able to sway the audience. No easy feat.
My pie in the sky pick would be Florence Pugh. pic.twitter.com/xHQMAW7yH5
— Chad eats the sun and drinks the sky… (@chadsapieha) March 8, 2023
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Where to stream The Last of Us season 2 and season 1?
The Last of Us is streaming on HBO’s own streaming service called HBO Max. You can subscribe to the service for $9.99/ month. It gives you access to all of HBOs catalogs, such as The Game of Thrones, House of Dragons, and many more. If you reside in a country with no HBO streaming service, then it is also available on Disney+ and Amazon Prime in some countries. It is hard to imagine, the season 2 will be any different than season 1 as far as online streaming is concerned.