Pedro Pascal on The Last of Us Season 2: “I think part 2 has more leeway”

HBO’s The Last of Us has been called one of the best video game adaptations of all time due to its struggle to follow the game’s storylines. With a second season in development, a controversial storyline from the video game sequel is set to stir viewers’ minds. In The Last of Us Part II, Joel dies, a pivotal moment that occurs early on. When asked whether The last of us season 2 will follow suit, Pedro Pascal who plays Joel is unsure what will happen.

“I don’t know,” Pascal told dem Variety Awards Circuit Podcast. “I think part two has more leeway. It seemed like a different immersive experience while things have to happen for the central narrative to materialize. It seems a bit more open. That means I don’t fucking know.”

Who is involved in The Last of Us?

Pascal plays Joel, a hardened smuggler tasked with transporting Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, across the post-apocalyptic United States while the young girl may hold the cure to the deadly fungal infection in her hands.

The ensemble cast includes Anna Torv, Gabriel Luna, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Storm Reid, Rutina Wesley, Scott Shepherd and Melanie Lynskey. Actors who appeared in the first season video game include Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Merle Dandridge and Jeffrey Pierce. Only Dandridge took over her role, Marlene, from the TV series video game. The other three played different characters.

“The live-action series is set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization,” reads the synopsis. “Joel and Ellie, a couple bound by the harshness of the world they live in, must endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a journey through a post-pandemic America.”

Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann created the television adaptation The Last of Us. Druckmann was a co-creator and co-writer of the video game series The Last of Us. Mazin and Druckman co-wrote the series and directed an episode of the first season. The series is co-produced by Naughty Dog, PlayStation Productions, Word Games, the Mighty Mint and Sony Pictures Television.

All episodes of the first season can be streamed on Max.