The Last of Us fans may have to wait longer for season two of the hit HBO series, according to one of its stars. Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the adaptation of the popular video game franchise, said that filming for the second season is expected to start later this year, but it will take “a while” before it hits the screens.
In an interview with The Jonathan Ross Show, Ramsey said that she thinks season two will be out by the “end of 2024, early 2025”. She added that she is excited to reprise her role as Ellie, a young survivor of a zombie-like pandemic who forms a bond with Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler hired to escort her across a post-apocalyptic America.
The first season of The Last of Us, which premiered on HBO in January 2023, received critical acclaim and high ratings for its faithful adaptation of the first game’s story. The show was created by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (the writer and director of the games), who also serve as executive producers and co-writers.
The second season will likely follow the plot of The Last of Us Part II, the sequel game that was released in 2020. The game received mixed reactions from fans and critics for its dark and divisive narrative, which explores themes of revenge, trauma, and morality. Druckmann has confirmed on Twitter that season two will cover Part II, but he also hinted that it might take more than one season to tell the whole story.