Season 2 of the HBO series The Last of Us will be very different from the TLOU2 game… to the point of causing strong reactions from fans with a momentous change?
The first season of The Last of Us series was an absolute triumph for PlayStation Productions but also HBO. The last episode will have been followed by 8.2 million viewers, when it was broadcast on the same evening as the Oscars 2023. A figure that does not include delayed viewings.
The pressure is strong for season 2 which is revealed more and more. This time, it was Pedro Pascal who half-answered a crucial question. If you have not reached the end of TLOU Part II, it is better to stop reading at this moment. Incoming spoiler!!!
Pedro Pascal alive in season 2 of The Last of Us?
Those who made The Last of Us 2 know it, the character of Joel Miller is killed during a very shocking scene. A pivotal moment that rocks Ellie’s journey and the player experience. And with all the changes made during season 1 of the TLOU series, one wonders if Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will not save this emblematic protagonist played by Pedro Pascal ( Game of Thrones , The Mandalorian ).
During an interview for Esquire magazine, the actor confirmed half-word that he was not going to survive. He has indeed let it be known that it would not make sense to deviate from the scenario of The Last of Us 2 , after having been relatively faithful to the first game with season 1. A statement which implies that Joel is fine die in excruciating pain.
It wouldn’t make sense to stick very faithfully to the first game and then take a very different path. So here is my honest answer.
Via Esquire magazine.
Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the TLOU games, hopes his character won’t survive .
I want to see Joel’s death again, I want to see people rant about it. I did it and for me it’s part of the story. This is the real version of the story. I know that Craig (note: Craig Mazin, one of the showrunners of the series with Neil Druckmann) believes in what we have told in the games and that he will do it. We’ll see how, but I think if we made people feel something, we did our job, that’s what we’re here for.
Via game blog.
The first information on the sequel to the HBO show
Bella Ramsey, who will be back as Ellie for season 2 of The Last of Us series, greatly fears this inevitable passage. “I know what happens in the second game, and I’m nervous about being without Pedro for a while. It’s going to be really sad,” she said.
For his part, HBO show creator Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl ) added that he’s “not afraid to kill characters . ” But on the one hand, he also doesn’t feel obligated to respect the source material. We saw it for season 1 where the director, along with Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog, got rid of the spores.
So how is Joel going to die? If you’ve come this far, you already know that. He is brutally murdered by Abby . One of the highly important new characters in the second game. In Season 2, Abby is set to be played by Shannon Berry. An actress seen in the Amazon Prime Video series The Wilds. But another name is also circulating on the Web. Florence Pugh ( Dune Part 2 , Oppenheimer ) would also be considered.
When can we see season 2 of The Last of Us series? Not before the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025 unfortunately.