Although no official announcements were ever made about it until now, we can safely say that fans of The Last of Us — especially those who played the video games — have been convinced from the beginning that the HBO and HBO Max series will have at least two seasons: one for each Naughty Dog game. However, the continuity of the television adaptation after the first 9 episodes is still not confirmedaccording to Bella Ramsey.
In an interview with BBCthe British actress who plays Ellie, the great protagonist of The Last of Usassured that they have not yet received news of a second season. Although he acknowledged that it is “quite probable” that there isgiven the success that the production has had up to now among the public and the press.
“If people keep looking, I think [una segunda temporada] it is quite likely. It’s up to the guys at HBO. There is nothing confirmed yet, so we will have to wait and see,” said the 19-year-old.
Bella Ramsey’s statements are quite curious, and could even go through a trolling. Or, at the very least, a polite way of avoiding answering some sticking question that relates to the future plans of The Last of Us. Today, it’s hard to believeor it is even impossible to think, that the series created by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin will end after the first season.
After all, there is still a long way to go in the story of the original video game, and it is clear that the remaining 7 chapters are not enough to also address the plot of the video game. The Last of Us Part II. What’s more, a few days ago it was Mazin himself who confirmed that the initial 9 episodes of the series They cover the facts of the first game and little else. “The first season is the events of the first game. And if you’ve played the game, you can tell by looking at the marketing materials that we’re also covering the events of the DLC. left behind“, he indicated to consequence.
A second season of The Last of Us It is inevitable, even if it is not confirmed yet
So, regardless of what Bella Ramsey said to BBCyou can be sure that the television adaptation of The Last of Us It will not “die” after the broadcast of the episode that will arrive on HBO and HBO Max on March 12. Furthermore, Craig Mazin has said that many events from the original game have been left out of the first season, so that there would be material to make more chapters, even before playing the second video game. However, he does not believe that the proposal can be taken to TV indefinitely.
This is not the kind of show that will have seven seasons, or six. I just don’t believe in milking it. I think every episode should be worth watching. I don’t like padding, I don’t like stretch. I want everything to be as convincing as possible. Conciseness is still important, especially in a world where streamers They tend to give the creators so much flexibility that they sometimes just indulge themselves, and you end up with episodes and seasons that are too long. I hate that. So I just want to make sure that if someone sits down to watch an episode of The Last of Usalways be amazing. [La serie] It’s not designed to go on and on.”
The words of one of the managers The Last of Us they are more than strong. But if we focus specifically on the possibility of a second season, there is an event that today no one who has played the games contemplates outside of the television adaptation.
Hereinafter this article will have severe spoilers. So if you haven’t played the Naughty Dog PlayStation titles, I recommend you stop reading right now.
Warning, spoilers ahead!
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At the end of the game The Last of Us, Joel refuses to let Ellie die. in surgery to create a possible vaccine. For this reason, he kills the doctor in charge of the intervention and escapes from her with the girl, but not before killing Marlene to prevent him from going after her. Then, the protagonist lies to the young woman to try to comfort her about why things have not turned out as he expected.
The Last of Us Part II he takes Joel’s lie as his starting point. Not only does Ellie discover the deception, but her relationship with her “father figure” is clearly damaged. But the young woman must also witness a horrible act. This happens when Abbythe daughter of the murdered doctor who was supposed to perform the surgery in the first game, decides to take justice into her own hand.
In a truly traumatic scene, Abby beats Joel to death after he saved her from a horde of infected. All before the helpless gaze of Ellie, who can do nothing to save him. From there, revenge is the seasoning that feeds the actions of the young woman in the rest of the video game.
Clearly, Such a trauma is narrative gold for the HBO and HBO Max series in a possible second season. Although it is not to the liking of Pedro Pascal fans.