Get your motor runnin’.
Production on the much-anticipated second season of HBO’s The Last of Us was expected to start late this year, but that was before the writers’ and actors’ strikes put everything on hold. But, showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann now have given fans some hope to cling to.
The show–based on the popular horror video game–is still looking ahead to a probable 2025 debut date, and Mazin recently told Entertainment Weekly that the cast and crew are chomping at the bit to start as soon as the pickets signs are put away.
“We were able to map out all of Season 2,” Mazin said, “and I wrote and submitted the script for the first episode and sent it to HBO right before the strike began. But I think it’s a near certainty that we won’t be able to start filming when we were hoping to start.”
Mazin added, “We were all raring to go. This is what we are born to do…how we choose to live our lives. Otherwise, why the hell would we do this insane job? I can assure you it’s not for the money.”
The Last of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Cordyceps fungus has transformed people into zombie-like terrors. Trapped in this nightmare, Joel (Pedro Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone–trying to stay one step ahead of the monsters lurking everywhere.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Season 2 of The Last of Us on HBO.