The Last of Us Renewed for Season 2 as Premiere Hits 22M Viewers

The Last of Us Season 2

The current television sensation is The Last of Us, an HBO TV series based on the well-known video game by Naughty Dog. Its first episode earlier this month was the second-most viewed series launch on HBO in the last ten years, and its total viewership has now risen to 22 million people. Both critics and viewers praised the first two episodes highly, scoring a whopping 97% reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. And this was sufficient for HBO to order a second season of the show.

Executive producer Neil Druckmann, writer and creative director of the game, Said: “I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations; Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”

About The Last of US 

The Last of Us features Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, with additional cast members Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Storm Reid, Melanie Lynskey, Merle Dandridge, Lamar Johnson, Jeffrey Pierce, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miglia, Ashley Johnson, and Troy Baker.

The story unfolds in a post-apocalyptic world, 20 years after the collapse of modern society. Joel, a hardened survivor, is tasked with smuggling 14-year-old Ellie out of a restrictive quarantine zone. Initially, it appears to be a simple job, but as they embark on a perilous journey across the United States, their relationship deepens and they come to rely on each other for survival.