The Last of Us season 2 cast delayed, production schedule updated

Accordingly diversitythe pre-production of the highly anticipated HBO series The last of us Season 2 has been delayed due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America writers strike.

Casting for the next installment has been temporarily halted after originally beginning earlier this week. Prior to the delay, the network’s sources noted that the casting team had already asked potential contestants to read scenes from The Last of Us Part II video game as scripts for Season 2 were not yet available.

Additionally, HBO is currently aiming to begin filming season two of The Last of Us in Vancouver early next year. However, there is a possibility that the shooting schedule could change if the WGA strike lasts longer than expected. The last strike happened fifteen years ago and lasted 100 days, from November 2007 to February 2008.

Who is involved in The Last of Us series?

The Last of Us currently stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller and Rutina Wesley as Maria. Season 1 also starred Nico Parker, Anna Torv, Melanie Lynskey, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman and Storm Reid. It also included guest appearances from original video game actors Jeffrey Pierce, Merle Dandridge, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson playing new characters.

The series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl Creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who also serves as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive Producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

“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.”

Season 1 is available to stream now on HBO Max.