The pen is mightier than the fungus.
Just a couple of weeks ago, it was thought Season 2 of the HBO horror hit The Last of Us would start filming in British Columbia in a few months, but the ongoing Writers’ Guild of America strike has changed all that.
Pre-production on the show–including casting–was paused this week, according to Variety, and showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann reportedly are currently not working on the next season. The upshot of all this is that Season 2 may not starting shooting until early next year.
When filming does start, stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey–along with Gabriel Luna and Rutina Wesley–will return for the second season, and perhaps beyond. Mazin has said there’s “still quite a bit of story to tell. Our plan is to do it for more than just one more season.”
The Last of Us–based on the Naughty Dog video game–is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Cordyceps fungus has transformed humans into zombie-like monsters. Trapped in this nightmare, Joel (Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone–with deadly creatures waiting around every corner.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Season 2 of The Last of Us on HBO.