It’s no secret that people were excited about The Last of Us being made into a live-action TV series, and that excitement got even higher when Pedro Pascal was cast as Joel.
The Last of Us did amazing. The series scored 97 percent positive reviews among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The series also delivered the premiere episode earlier this month on HBO Max’s streaming service which was HBO’s second-most-watched series debut in a decade.
The series has also climbed to 22 million viewers across all platforms. Sunday’s second episode jumped 22 percent in the overnight ratings compared to the premiere across HBO and HBO Max.
Well, with this insane hype around the series, they have officially green-lit a season 2 of the show. It’s safe to say the series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey has been a massive success for a game turned live-action.
“I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey, The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast and crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations. Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two!” said Neil Druckmann.
While no official word yet on the creative plan for the second season has been revealed, the showrunners have hinted towards the show not wasting time before diving into the storyline that is The Last of Us Part II videogame.