The television adaptation of The Last of Us is now launched at top speed and it no longer seems possible to stop it. In an interview for GQ, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin explained that it would be impossible to fit the scenario of the second game into a single season. Confirming in fact the existence of a season 3 in the boxes.
The first season of The Last of Us comes to an end today, leaving fans of the show and game alike waiting for new episodes. Let them be reassured, these will indeed arrive, HBO having already confirmed that a season 2 is in preparation. If no release date has been announced yet, we thought we already knew the scenario for this season 2.
Indeed, the first season focuses on the first game of the saga, more or less freely adapting the events of it. In other words, the last episode ends the same way as the game. Also, it seemed logical to say that season 2 would do the sameby adapting the scenario of the second game for television. However, this is obviously not what is planned by the showrunners.
Season 2 of The Last of Us will not adapt the entire game
Indeed, Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin, the two creators of the series, explained during an interview with QG that they “it will take more than one season” to tell the whole story of The Last of Us: Part II. For the time being, the latter do not risk giving the number of seasons necessary to adapt the entire game, but affirm that “more than one [saison] is factually correct”.
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You will understand, HBO and the showrunners plan to broadcast one day a third season to the TV series, maybe even more. Finally, there is nothing surprising in this. The adaptation was a huge critical and public success, which is already a good sign in itself, not to mention the fact that The Last of Us: Part II is longer than its predecessor, in addition to enjoying a richer and more complex scenario. In short, we haven’t finished seeing Ellie on screen.