The HBO series adaptation of The Last of Us will commence production on its second season once the ongoing Hollywood writers and actors strikes end. Producer Neil Druckmann says that season 2 has already been fully outlined but didn’t give anything anyway regarding how it might handle the events of The Last of Part II video game.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, Druckmann confirmed that season 2 of The Last of Us will begin filming once the strikes in Hollywood come to a resolution. “We’ve outlined all of Season 2 and we’re ready to go as soon as the strike ends,” said Druckmann. Due to the strikes from the actors union SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America seeking fair wages, Hollywood and all related productions have come to a stand-still.
Last month, showrunner Craig Mazin stated that there were currently plans in place to make four seasons of The Last of Us, with season 2 and 3 potentially splitting the events of the second game. Apparently someone is already being eyed to play Abby too, though Mazin didn’t reveal who it was.
To catch you up on everything happening in Hollywood right now, the WGA began striking earlier this year, demanding fair wages for writers in the industry as well as take a stance against Hollywood executives using AI-generated scripts to fill the place of human roles. Executives decided to drag out the strike for as long as possible so that writers will “go broke” before they can open up negotiations.
This prompted the actors union to join the WGA in the strike against executives, also seeking fair treatment and wages for actors who aren’t given proper creditation. This led to Hollywood ceasing the production of several planned movies and television shows until executives respond to their demands.
The Last of Us season 1 is currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: Entertainment Weekly