Season 2 of The Last of Us is not yet ready to see the light of day. The HBO adaptation sequel is among the many programs hit by the writers’ strike.
license The last of us Chain the hard hits. After the PC port at the chaotic launch, production of the second season of the HBO series has been put on hold due to the writers’ strike in Hollywood. It is now the next game in the series, The Last of Us Factions, which is in bad shape. Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier revealed that Naughty Dog has reportedly downsized its free-to-play multiplayer significantly. The California studio tried to limit the damage by saying it needed more time, but multiple sources are pointing to an uncertain future for the gaming service. Since bad news never comes by itself, it’s HBO’s turn to deliver an ugly announcement for The Last of Us Season 2.
Season 2 of The Last of Us starts in 2025
The Last of Us license will soon be celebrating its tenth anniversary. A saga that has established itself as a must-have on the PlayStation with its first two games. Still, it saw a resurgence earlier in the year thanks to the airing of the HBO series, which was a huge hit. Of course, the entertainment giant quickly ordered a sequel that touched on only part of the events of TLOU 2. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, who led the project, immediately announced the color: A single season won’t be enough to cover it all. The duo seemed to have a well-defined vision for the adaptation, but while filming should have started later this year, events in Hollywood are delaying it. Season 2 of The Last of Us is clearly affected by the writers’ strike and the consequences are already being felt.
While the American company initially envisaged a broadcast for the current year 2024, the plans are now uncertain. Francesca Orsi, head of HBO drama programs, isn’t particularly reassuring. In your opinion, he it’s still too early
Since Craig Mazin is a member of the WGA (Writers Guild of America), the next few episodes are scenario-free. In these conditions it would be impossible to start filming and the search for future actors would now go directly to the video game script. Production has already dropped significantly and the situation does not appear to be improving on the other side of the Atlantic. The two parties are still a long way from reaching an agreement. It remains to be seen if they will be able to do so soon and if The Last of Us season 2 can start filming early next year. One thing is for sure, fans will have to be patient before discovering the rest of Joel and Ellie’s adventures on the small screen.