The Last of Us creators says Part II will be split across multiple seasons and different from the game
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Before the first season even concluded, HBO had already confirmed that it had renewed the TV show adaptation of the beloved video game for another instalment.
Executive producer Neil Druckmann, who is also the writer and creative director of the game, said in a statement: “I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey.
"The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations.
"Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”
While little is known about the upcoming season, Druckmann and Mazin have confirmed that it will span multiple parts.
When asked if the next season will revolve around the entirety of the second game, Mazin told GQ that ‘more than one [season] is factually correct’.
Ah, remaining very tip-lipped on this, we see.
He did add that things could differ slightly from the game's storyline.
"Sometimes it will be radically different, and sometimes it will be [barely] different at all. But it's going to be different and it will be its own thing," he said.
Druckmann added: “Some of the stuff I'm most excited for [in Part two] are the changes we've discussed and seeing the story come to life again in this other version.
"And I think it's exciting because it leans into those feelings you had from the game, really heavily, in a new way.”
The two also commented on the shifting perspectives of Part II of the game.
While this might be difficult to incorporate on the small screen, their intention remains unchanged for the next season.
Mazin said: “Our goal remains exactly what it was for the first season, which is to deliver a show that makes fans happy.
"We've got an incredible returning cast. It's a daunting task.
"But Jesus, so was the first season. You can't make everyone happy.
"But we've made a lot of people happy and that's our intention to do it again.”
Druckmann added that despite the first season's success, he is trying not to think about how the audience will respond to the next chapter, as their reaction is ‘completely outside of our control’.
Season two will premiere sometime in 2024.