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THE LAST OF US Creator Neill Druckmann Wraps in Vancouver for the Season

My time in Vancouver has come to an end. I’ve had a wonderful time collaborating with some incredibly talented and kind cast and crew. Can’t wait for y’all to see what we’re cooking! — Neil Druckmann.

The Last of Us video game creator and HBO series co-creator Neill Druckmann has wrapped in Vancouver, after directing his season 2 episode.

And thanks to production for the best parting gift ever. Easily my favorite watch in my collection! — Neill Druckmann.

Related: The Last of Us Creator Neil Druckmann Next to Direct Season 2 Episode

Nina Lopez-Corrado is directing the next episode –likely episode seven, the season finale.

DGC BC Production List.

The shooting of Neill Druckmann’s episode coincided with the return of Pedro Pascal to set after months away on other projects.

Related: Pedro Pascal Back In Vancouver Filming The Last of Us Season 2

This week The Last of Us returned to filming the Seattle chapters of season 2 with a big shoot in Vancouver’s Chinatown on Monday:

Bella Ramsey’s Ellie and Isabela Merced’s Dina walked down a street dressed as post-apocalyptic Seattle’s Chinatown with their guns drawn.

Related: The Last of Us – Bella Ramsey & Isabela Merced in Vancouver’s Chinatown

New West Boy.

In record-breaking heat.

Vancouver Film School image.

There is another big shoot planned overnight this Friday in the Downtown Eastside on the 300 to 700 blocks of Raymur Avenue.

What is The Last of Us?

Season One of The Last of Us took place 20 years after modern civilization had been destroyed by a fungal pandemic. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, was hired to smuggle teen Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What started as a small job soon became a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both traversed across the U.S. and depended on each other for survival.

At the end of season one, Joel and Ellie headed back to Jackson, Wyoming, a walled community of survivors from the fungal pandemic led by Joel’s brother Tommy Miller (Gabriel Luna) and sister-in-law Maria (Rutina Wesley).

In season 2, we meet some new characters In Jackson like Ellie’s new friend Dina (Isabela Merced) and scout Jesse (Young Mazino).

We also meet a group of former Fireflies who join Isaac (Jeffrey Wright)’s Washington Liberation Front (WLF) in Seattle: soldier Abby Anderson (Kaitlyn Dever), who’s seeking vengeance for someone she loved; soldier Manny (Danny Ramirez), doctor Mel (Ariela Barer), military medic Nora (Tati Gabrielle) and Owen (Spencer Lord)

The Last of Us Season 2:

Episodes: 7.

Working title: MEGA SWORD

B.C. filming dates: February 12 2024 – August 21 2024.

Co-Creators/Writers: Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann.

Directors: Craig Mazin, Mark Mylod, Peter Hoar, Kate Herron, Stephen Williams, Neil Druckmann, Nina Lopez-Corrado,

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Rutina Wesley, Isabela Merced, Young Mazino, Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Ramirez, Ariela Barer, Tati Gabrielle, Spencer Lord.

Guest stars: Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Wright.

Sound stages: Bridge Studios.

Season 2 of The Last of Us will premiere on HBO in 2025