- The tentative release date for the Last of Us Season 2 has been revealed by the production team, and it is expected to arrive in early to mid-2025.
- TLOU Season 2 will witness a time skip of five years over the first season, showcasing Ellie going out on a search for an individual named Abby and her faction.
- Max has revealed new castings for The Last of Us Season 2, including Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Young Mazino as Jesse, and others.
2023 was a blockbuster year for videogame TV adaptations, especially with the release of the Super Mario Bros. movie, the Twisted Metal series, and more. However, from the start of 2023, HBO’s The Last of Us solidified its position as one of the best videogame adaptations ever with its debut season. With “The Last of Us,” Max (previously HBO Max) struck gold as the TV series received widespread appreciation and glowing reviews from critics and fans alike. The monstrous success of the TV show meant that a second season was inevitable, and it is definitely happening. While the road to season 2 is still long, here is everything you need to know about The Last of Us Season 2.
Last of Us Season 2 Release Date: When is It Coming Out?
It’s been a while since the terrific finale of the TLOU series aired. Meanwhile, Max had already given the greenlit signal to the creators to go ahead with the production of season 2 as the viewership of the series skyrocketed after just two episodes were aired back then. We always knew a second season was imminent and now the production is also underway, but if you are wondering how long do we have to wait until the season 2 premieres? We have a definitive answer to that as the production staff has made an update about the status of season 2.
In an interview with Variety, Casey Bloys (CEO of Max) gave us away a major piece of information about the beginning of the production. According to him, it is anticipated that the production of season 2 will begin in February 2024. Thus, if all goes according to plan, we should get to witness season 2 of The Last of Us by early to mid 2025.
Keep in mind that this is the tentative release date for season 2 of The Last of Us. We will update this section once there is an official announcement made by the team.
What is the Story of TLOU Season 2?
Season 2 of TLOU will majorly strive away from the setting of the first season with a five-year time skip period. Therefore, behold a dark and gritty tale set in a post-apocalyptic United States. Without spoiling anything, this is the expected plot of season 2 based on the TLOU 2 videogame:
Ellie seeks out on a retaliation mission to track down an unknown individual named Abby and her faction through the abandoned suburbs of Seattle
The Last of Us Season 2 Cast (New Updates)
Unlike the inaugural season, there are a lot more characters who will make their debut in season 2. As of January 2023, Max has announced a handful of talented actors who will be joining this new season. It includes:
- Kaitlyn Dever, who was the fan-favorite to play Ellie Williams back then, will play as Abby (Known for Booksmart, Short Term 12, Unbelievable, etc)
- Young Mazino as Jesse (Known for Beef, Blindspot, etc)
- Isabela Merced as Dina (Known for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, etc)
Aside from the new characters, the OG characters will also make their return in the second season. Some of the major actors who will reprise their roles in season 2 are:
- Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller
- Bella Ramsey as Ellie Williams
- Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller
- Rutina Wesley as Maria Miller
And that’s everything we know about the second season of the Max smash hit, The Last of Us, so far. We were left to wait without any update for a long time but as the new year kicked off, we are slowly getting numerous major updates about the second season. The production will further begin shortly, and we will be getting even more updates shortly. So stay tuned!
While the waiting period can be excruciating, a remastered version of the Last of Us Part II game is coming out later this month. So, if you are a gamer like me, I highly recommend you get the game to experience the post-apocalyptic adventure yourself.