HBO has confirmed in a new trailer detailing its upcoming releases that The Last of Us Season 2 will be released in 2025, although an exact premiere date has yet to be confirmed.
Production on the second season of the post-apocalyptic series, which is based on Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us video game series, is due to kick off February 12, 2024. Filming was delayed due to the Writers Guild of America strike, and it was also recently claimed that Pedro Pascal’s busy schedule further postponed production (although this claimed production would commence on Feb. 20, that seems to be inaccurate given the official date).
The Last of Us Season 2 is expected to begin telling the events of The Last of Us: Part 2, but they won’t be confined to just one season; showrunner Craig Mazin previously said that it will take more than one season to cover the game, and suggested that the series could run for four seasons overall.
HBO’s The Last of Us aired earlier this year and covered the events of the original game, although it still found room to deviate a little from the core narrative at various points. However, the basic principle of Joel escorting Ellie across the US, coming into contact with Sam and Henry along the way, remained in tact, as did the various human and infected foes encountered.