If you're eager for more The Last of Us, Naughty Dog shared good news today, as the TV Show will continue beyond the first season.
The acclaimed action-adventure developer announced on social media that the show has been renewed for a season 2 by HBO.
The show debuted on January 15 on HBO and HBO Max with the first episode titled "When You're Lost in the Darkness" and it immediately proved immensely successful, drawing millions of viewers from the get-go. The second episode aired a week later, confirmed the successful progression.
Obviously, the numbers pleased HBO, which decided to extend the show to season 2 only after two episodes were aired, which is definitely a testament to its success.
The series is written by Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann himself, starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, with Gustavo Santaolalla returning as the composer reprising his role in the game.
It's inspired by the ultra-popular post-apocalyptic adventure game originally released by Naughty Dog in 2013 for PS3 and then remastered for PS4 only a year after. A remake titled The Last of Us Part I was then released for PS5 last year and is coming for PC on March 3.
A sequel, titled The Last of Us Part II was released to critical acclaim for PS4 in 2020, while Naughty Dog is currently working on a multiplayer title set in the franchise's world about which we know very little, but is said to be one of the developer's most ambitious projects and more news have been promised for later this year.
It'll certainly be interesting to see how far the show's popularity will carry the franchise. So far, so good. Of course, you can expect to read any further details shared by Naughty Dog here on Techraptor.