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What We Know About The Last of Us Season 2

New photos and videos have emerged online showcasing the filming in progress for the anticipated second season of HBO’s acclaimed video game adaptation, The Last of Us. Fans are eagerly dissecting every glimpse they can get, so let’s delve into everything we know so far about the upcoming season.

HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us, based on developer Naughty Dog’s popular game series for PlayStation, has captivated audiences. The first season followed the storyline of the initial game, and it’s expected that the second season will cover events from the first part of the second game. Should a third season be greenlit, the latter part of the second game will presumably become its focus.

The narrative of the first season of The Last of Us unfolds 20 years after the collapse of civilization. Joel, a weary survivor, is tasked with smuggling a young girl named Ellie out of a quarantine zone. What begins as a simple job soon morphs into a treacherous journey across America, fraught with danger and emotional upheaval.

The game The Last of Us: Part II is set five years after the events of its predecessor, intertwining the lives of its protagonists in new and challenging ways. Released in 2020, the game was remastered at the start of 2024, further solidifying its place in the gaming world.

In May, HBO treated fans to a sneak peek of the second season’s filming. Photos featuring returning stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie respectively were shared, capturing moments from the set in Vancouver, Canada. Following this, a fan-recorded video made its way to social media, offering more exciting previews.

The trend continues with new photos and videos circulating on platforms like X (formerly Twitter), showcasing ongoing filming in Vancouver. Reports suggest that filming should wrap up within the next two months. The upcoming season is expected to be shorter than the first, with a focus on ensuring each episode stands out as a self-contained narrative.

According to Bloody Disgusting, several cast members from the first season are set to return, including Gabriel Luna as Tommy and Rutina Wesley as Maria. The new season will also introduce a slew of new characters, with Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Isabela Merced as Dina, Young Mazino as Jesse, Ariela Barer as Mel, Tati Gabrielle as Nora, Spencer Lord as Owen, Danny Ramirez as Manny, and a special guest appearance by Catherine O’Hara.

However, it’s reported that fans will have to be patient, as the second season isn’t expected to hit screens until 2025.

Source: indy100, Bloody Disgusting