Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Last Of Us’ Season 2 - Men's Health Magazine Australia

Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Last Of Us’ Season 2

After the huge success of HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’, the series has now been confirmed for a second season.

What with Covid-19 coming to sink its claws into every corner of the globe, the idea of a show depicting a post-apocalyptic world that’s seen civilisation destroyed by a global pandemic could seem a bit too on the nose. But when it was announced that HBO would release a series adaptation of the hugely popular video game, The Last of Us, audiences immediately found their curiosity piqued. Having introduced us to the zombie-fighting duo that is Joel and Ellie, the show has since become HBO’s second most-watched series premiere in more than a decade, falling just behind Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. Not surprisingly then, it’s been announced that The Last of Us will return for a second season. 

For many, expectations surrounding The Last Of Us seemed impossibly high after the release of the video game. Considered one of the most cinematic and powerful examples of visual storytelling, the game sold over 20 million copies, before a sequel came out and also sold millions. Safe to say, many a video game has inspired a series, but few have succeeded to live up to fanfare. Thankfully, The Last of Us did just that. 

If you’re yet to tune into the series, it follows Joel, a constructor contractor and single father from Austin, who soon meets a teenage girl named Ellie who is being held captive by a rebel group known as the Fireflies. When it’s discovered Ellie is immune to the fungus and might be key to humanity’s survival, high-stakes drama ensues. 

With gripping episodes that have proved both heartwarming and terrifying, The Last of Us has garnered a global following of devoted fans, who are now eagerly awaiting news of its next season. Here is everything we know about The Last of Us season two so far. 

Is there a release date for The Last Of Us Season 2?

While a release date is yet to be announced, the second season looks likely to release at the end of 2024 or early 2025. Until then, thankfully BINGE will continue to stream the first season so you can continue to re-watch each episode that stirred the heart rate or left you sobbing into your pillow. 

What is Season 2 of The Last Of Us about?

Though little details have emerged by way of plot for the second season, the video game will likely inspire much of the plot – like it did for the first season. The Last of Us II takes place five years after the first game, and sees fans once again introduced to Ellie as a 19-year-old as she hunts down a stranger called Abby across the country. 

Has a cast for The Last of Us Season 2 been revealed?

You can expect Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey to return to their beloved characters of Joel and Ellie, but the rest of the cast is yet to be announced. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details unfold. 

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