Fans of The Last of Us may have to exercise some patience before continuing Joel and Ellie’s journey, as one of the show’s stars recently hinted that the second season may not arrive until 2025.
Despite the first season’s successful adaptation of the 2013 video game and the gripping conclusion of its last episode, followers of the series will have to wait a little longer before they can see what happens next after that cliffhanger.
Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the series, disclosed in an interview with The Independent that the second season will likely start shooting towards the end of this year or the beginning of the next. Therefore, it may hit the screens at the end of 2024 or early 2025.
This timeline aligns with what Pedro Pascal, who portrays Joel in the series, previously revealed during the press tour for the show. He confirmed that production for the second season would begin at the end of this year.
Unlike the first installment, which adapted the first game’s events, the upcoming episodes may cover the plot of the second game over several seasons. The fact that the producers are planning multiple seasons for The Last of Us could indicate that the series may be around for the better part of the decade.
About The Last of Us
The first season’s events are set in a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly Cordyceps virus infects humans, turning them into zombies. Survivors struggle to find food, shelter, and protection from the infected. The virus spread rapidly worldwide through flour, making anyone who consumed it a carrier.
Bella Ramsey’s character, Ellie, is essential to the plot, as she has proven to be immune to the virus, and her blood may hold the key to a cure. The Fireflies, led by Marlene, attempt to transport Ellie across the country to their scientific facility, hoping to use her blood to develop a drug. However, Ellie’s life must be sacrificed to create the cure, making her journey more dangerous.