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The Last of Us: the series in danger? HBO statement has fans worried

the last of us: the series in danger? hbo statement

Will there be a season 3 of The Last of Us? While the production of season 2 is stopped due to the writers’ strike, HBO discusses the future of the show.


Who said that adaptations of video games in films or series had no chance to shine? Well, it is true that the examples of bitter failures are numerous. Despite everything, the producers continue to believe in the potential of the adaptations, despite the reluctance expressed by the players with each new announcement. Series The Last of Us has taken up the challenge of pleasing both fans of the license, but also newcomers. A success also due to the performances of Pedro Pascal, in the role of Joël, and Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie. When will we find the duo in season 2 of the HBO show? The scriptwriters’ strike that began on May 2 has had a considerable impact on its production, but it is still planned. On the other hand, nothing ensures that the series will go beyond with a season 3.

No decision made regarding The Last of Us season 3

In an interview with Deadline, Francesca Orsi, director of the drama series section of HBO, opens up about the series TLOU. In addition to confiding that season 2 would not arrive before 2025 because of the writers’ strike, Francesca Orsi evokes for the first time a third season of the series. THE showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann are for it, probably like all The Last of Us fans.” I think Craig and Neil are still thinking about how they’re going to end the show. “, she explains at first sight. But what will be the impact of the strike on the future of the series? It is uncertain.

We’ve vaguely heard there are ideas for a season 3 of the show, but for now we’re taking things one season at a time. There’s no guarantee at this point that we’ll get one, but I know they both have a vision for Season 3. I don’t know yet if that will lead to us doing more seasons.

The series in advance scriptwise on the license of Naughty Dog?

For now, a third season of The Last of Us therefore remains more than hypothetical. The writers’ strike does not seem to be linked to the reservations expressed by Francesca Orsi, even if the cessation of production for season 2 makes the forecasts even more complex. It is above all the vision of the showrunners which is in question, and we can understand why. Season 2 of the series will more or less faithfully adapt The Last of Us Part II. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have already warned: a single season will not be enough to cover all the events. But beyond that? Do they prefer to wait for the release of TLOU 3 to deliver a fourth season of the show? It is hard to imagine the plot of the series getting ahead of that narrated in the video game work of Naughty Dog, which may explain the difficulty of the showrunners to project themselves.