Even though a second season has not been officially greenlit, the actor who plays Ellie in the HBO series says it is likely to happen.
The Last of Us” TV series is a proud and accomplished adaptation of the beloved video game of the same name. With the source material being followed closely, the talented team behind the game’s success being brought on board, and the passion and dedication evident in every aspect of production, the result is a captivating viewing experience that is not to be missed.
As of this moment, HBO has not officially confirmed the renewal of its popular zombie doomsday film, “The Last of Us,” for a second season. However, one of the show’s lead actors, Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie Williams, expressed confidence in the show’s return. In an interview with BBC News, she stated that if viewers continue to tune in, a second season is “pretty likely,” but it ultimately depends on the decision of HBO.
The premiere episode of “The Last of Us” received high viewership, attracting 4.7 million viewers in the US on HBO and HBO Max on January 15th. It was the second-biggest premiere in over 10 years for HBO, following last year’s “House of the Dragon,” a spinoff of “Game of Thrones.” Episode 2 even recorded a 22% rise in viewership with over 5.7 million viewers to further buttress the success of the TV series. With continued high viewership, it is likely that HBO will consider a second season.
According to the show’s creators, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, there are plans to delve into the story of “The Last of Us Part II”, which they believe has enough material to cover more than just one season.
Season 1 of The Last of Us was produced off-the-back of the events from the original “The Last of Us” game and its DLC, “Left Behind.”
TV Series Mimics Video Game
The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the production, from the casting of the actors to the recreation of the post-apocalyptic world as seen in the video game. The story is just as gripping, if not more so, as the series and the performances of the actors are nothing short of phenomenal.
The relationship between Ellie and Joel, played by Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal respectively, is just as heart-wrenching and powerful, as it is in the video game.
The showrunners have done a fantastic job in bringing the story to life and staying true to the source material while also adding their own unique touches to the storyline.
It is worth mentioning that the success of “The Last of Us” is a testament to the growing popularity of video game adaptations in the television industry.
Many fans of the game have been eagerly awaiting the series, and its reception has been overwhelmingly positive so far. The show has received praise for its outstanding cast, visual effects, and faithful representation of the game’s atmosphere and themes. The unique and captivating story, coupled with the high production values, has made “The Last of Us” one of the most talked-about shows on television.
A final word
With its high viewership and positive reception, the future of “The Last of Us” looks bright, and fans can be rest assured that they will get to see more of Ellie and Joel’s journey if HBO decides to renew the show for a second season.
The creators have stated that there is more than enough story material to continue the series, and gamers can expect to see more of the captivating world and characters they have come to love.