While the idea of The Last of Us Season 3 may seem quite far off, HBO has already been thinking about the future of the acclaimed video game adaptation.
Will there be The Last of Us Season 3?
HBO’s head of drama Francesca Orsi recently took part in a large “State of the HBO Drama” interview where she revealed that though there’s “no guarantee” of a third season, co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann “have a vision” for it .
“I think Craig and Neil are still figuring out where they’re going to come to an end,” Orsi stated (via Deadline). “We have loosely heard that there will be a Season 3 idea for the series, but at this point, we’re taking it one season at a time. There’s no guarantee at this point that we’ll have a Season 3 but I know that they both have a vision for Season 3. Whether that lends itself to doing more [seasons]I don’t know yet.”
The Last of Us currently stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, and Rutina Wesley as Maria. Season 1 also featured Nico Parker, Anna Torv, Melanie Lynskey, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, and Storm Reid. It also included guest-star appearances from the original video game’s actors Jeffrey Pierce, Merle Dandridge, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson as they played new characters.
The series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.
“The live-action series takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-pandemic America.”
Season 1 is now available for streaming on HBO Max.