Craig Mazin, one of the showrunners for The Last of Us TV series, has revealed that the second season will differ from the second part of the game.
HBO has already renewed the show for a second season based on the popular game Naughty Dog. Mazin and fellow showrunner Neil Druckmann are currently planning future episodes, with Mazin stating that season 2 will be unique and different from the game.
Mazin explained that the changes in the upcoming season might be radical or minor, but they will reflect the showrunners’ vision. He also expressed anxiety about changing the beloved franchise, stating that every decision is made carefully and with consideration for the fans’ concerns.
Lead actress Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the show, has also spoken about the second season, particularly the future romance between Ellie and Dina. Ramsey emphasized the importance of accepting gay storylines and mentioned the introduction of a trans character named Lev in season 2. She expressed no fear or concern about the potential backlash from viewers who might object to these storylines, stating that it is their loss if they choose not to watch.
The Last of Us TV series has been an enormous success, and its renewal for a second season has only increased excitement among fans. Mazin and Druckmann’s commitment to creating a unique and thoughtful game adaptation bodes well for the show’s future. Ramsey’s positive attitude toward including diverse characters and storylines is a welcome reminder of the importance of representation in media.