“The Last of Us” has already been a breakout hit for HBO so it’s no surprise that the series has officially been renewed for season 2…
“The Last of Us” will return for season 2.
The breakout hit series for HBO based on the video game of the same name has officially been renewed for a second season after huge ratings for the first two episodes.
The second episode of “The Last of Us” earned 5.7 million viewers across HBO Max and linear telecasts in the U.S. Sunday night, based on Nielsen and first party data, adding more than 1 million new viewers vs. the series premiere. This 22-percent jump marks the largest week two audience growth for any HBO Original Drama Series in the history of the network.
“I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey,” series co-creator Neil Druckmann said in a statement. “The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations.
“Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”
“The Last of Us” follows an unlikely pair traveling across the United States after a fungus based infection transforms the majority of humanity into killing machines with one essential function — to spread the disease even further. Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) is tasked with taking a young girl named Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) to scientists on the other side of the country after its discovered that she is actually immune to the infection.
“The Last of Us” currently airs on HBO on Sunday nights with new episodes debuting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.