WRITERS STRIKE: Season 2 Casting of THE LAST OF US Put On Hold
Season 2 of HBO’s smash hit The Last of Us is expected to start filming in B.C. in early 2024, but production may be pushed even later depending how long the Writers Guild of America strike lasts.
Season 2 scripts aren’t written yet so the casting department planned to ask actors to read sides directly from The Last of Us Part II video game, according to Variety sources. That plan has been put on hold.
No work is being done on season 2 by showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (who created the video game). Both support the Writers Strike. Mazin has been spotted on the WGA picket lines.
The Last of Us Season 2:
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a fungal pandemic. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey.
We left Joel and Ellie in the season one finale overlooking Jackson after Joel’s big lie:
Does she look like she believes him?
We can expect a five-year time jump if season 2 hews closely to Part II of the video game.