HBO has announced that they are renewing The Last of Us for a second season after bringing in stellar numbers in its first two episodes.
The show has been bringing in the numbers for HBO, drawing 4.7 million viewers during its premiere (only second to House of the Dragon) and even improving to 5.7 million viewers on its second episode. With these numbers, it was only a matter of time before HBO renewed it.
For the second season, Neil Druckmann himself confirms that the second season will follow the events of The Last of Us Part II, which will see some very controversial events unfold.
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,” Neil Druckmann says in a statement. “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!”
“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,“ says Craig Mazin. “The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in.”
The Last of Us is now on HBO Go.