The Last of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann has provided an extremely positive update on the status of HBO’s live-action The Last of Us season 2.
While talking to EW, Druckman reassured fans that work on the Emmy-nominated series’ next instalment is “ready to go as soon as the strike ends.”
News that the series was renewed for a second season came earlier this year in January, almost instantly after the first season premieres on HBO.
Live-Action Game Adaptation Era
Despite past game to live-action Hollywood adaptation projects being known to fail, HBO’s The Last of Us hit all the right spots with fans of both the original PlayStation video game series to TV series enthusiasts.
Although it was no surprise that HBO would pick it up for a second season post-reactions to the first season being shared with the world, it was impressive how fast the news was revealed by the cast and crew of the series.
The second season will mostly be based in Vancouver as revealed by Deadline back in March as the game counterpart The Last of Us Part II was set in the Pacific Northwest.
The Last of Us 3 Game Update
During Druckmann’s same interview with EW, he also weighed in on the highly anticipated and rumoured third instalment of The Last of Us game series.
Druckmann simply says that “as far as the next game a Naughty Dog” goes, he “can’t say anything” as his “comms director over there will slaughter me.”
As far as the ongoing SAG-AFTRA/WGA strikes go, SAG has issued a call to the video game industry to join the picket lines.
The Last of Us season 2 does not yet have a release date.
Source: Entertainment Weekly