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The Last of Us is already one of HBO’s biggest hits of all time — here’s what we know about season 2

It has been officially renewed for a second season.

The Last of Us is quickly rising the ranks to become one of the biggest HBO hits of ALL time, so it’s no wonder that fans are itching to hear about season two.

The post-apocalyptic thriller from Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman (the game’s writers) saw a HUGE 12% bump from episode two to episode three.

6.4 million viewers tuned in to see the love story between Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman unfold, with The Guardian’s Andy Welch declaring it “the single best episode of TV that will be broadcast all year”.

On January 27, the series was officially renewed for a second season — much to the delight of fans, and while we don’t know too much yet about what’s to come, here’s what we do know.

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6.4 million viewers tuned in to see the love story between Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman. Source: BINGE.

What part of the game will The Last of Us season 2 cover?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first season of the TLOU will cover the entire game.

“As for this show’s ending, expect the debut season to cover the entirety of the Last of Us game,” Mazin told the outlet.

The second iteration is likely to follow the game’s sequel, Part 2 — the game which was released seven years after the first.

Who will be cast in The Last of Us season 2

Given the nature of the show, it’s hard to predict who will be cast in the next round, because SPOILER ALERT, our favourite characters keep getting killed off!

However, Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones alum Bella Ramsey could return as Joel and Bella, respectively.

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Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will likely return for The Last of Us, season two. Source: BINGE.

When will The Last of Us Season 2 be released?

At the time of publication, we are only at episode four of the first instalment, so it’s naturally going to be at least a year before season two is released.

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