HBO Renews “The Last of Us” for Season 2 Following Its Impressive Debut

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

It was just a matter of time before HBO renewed The Last of Us, after 4.7 million viewers tuned in to watch it on the first day. That moment is finally here, and HBO gave this video game adaptation a Season 2 renewal only a few episodes into the first season.

The Last of Us draws inspiration from Naughty Dog’s acclaimed video game of the same name, and its adaptation was a long time coming. Hardened survivor Joel takes center stage in this series, as we watch him embark on a journey across post-apocalyptic America in an attempt to smuggle a teenage girl Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey take lead roles in this series, and they’re in pretty good company since its supporting cast includes Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, and Storm Reid.

Craig Mazin, who co-created the series alongside the game’s author Neil Druckmann, credited the fans for its overnight success and thanked them for giving them a chance to continue telling this story.

“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey… As a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in,” said Mazin in a statement.