The last of us will last at least three seasons, according to new remarks from executive producer Craig Mazin. During an interview with meetingMazin said: “It will last more than one season. Because there’s more story to come, this show won’t end with season two unless people don’t see it and we get canceled.”
Mazin went on to discuss whether the HBO show would stay true to the video game’s source material. “Other than that, we’re going to do some things exactly like they did in-game. We’re going to do other things that are in play, and we’re going to do some things that are in play, but we’re going to do them differently in our own way. Whether you’ve played the game or not. You will be surprised as the season progresses. We have some interesting twists.”
“The Last of Us” recently achieved a huge hit at the Emmys
The hit drama series received 24 nominations for the 75th Primetime Emmys, including awards in key categories such as Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Pedro Pascal’s portrayal of Joel, and Outstanding Lead Actress for Bella Ramsey’s portrayal of Ellie. Guest stars Anna Torv, Melanie Lynskey, Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett, Storm Reid, Keivonn Montreal Woodard and Lamar Johnson were also nominated in their respective categories.
“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.”
The series, which was renewed for its second season in January, is executive produced and co-written by Mazin and original video 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.