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THE LAST OF US’s Pedro Pascal in Vancouver With People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Awards screencap.

Zaddy’s in town.

Pedro Pascal couldn’t attend the People’s Choice Awards to accept his Male TV Star award for his performance in season one of The Last of Us because he’s busy making season 2 in British Columbia.

I’m in Vancouver right now….I’ll start by recognizing the incredible fortune of having been chosen by the incredible creators of the show Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, our executive producer Caroline Strauss, and to be with Bella Ramsey leading me through it … I wouldn’t have a character without them and and we wouldn’t have a show if it weren’t for our incredible crew so a huge shoutout to them. But the biggest fortune is to receive this award on behalf of the people and fans….it’s all about you. It’s all that we want, to share it all with you. So you have my deepest gratitude. Thank you and peace. — Pedro Pascal.

Pedro Pascal story.

Production on season 2 of The Last of got underway a week ago with co-creator Craig Mazin in the Director’s Chair for the season 2 premiere.

What is The Last of Us?

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 teen 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.

Season one left us with Joel and Ellie heading back to Jackson, Wyoming, a thriving community of survivors from the fungal pandemic led by Joel’s brother Tommy Miller (Gabriel Luna).

Related: The Last of Us Season 2’s New Jackson Under Construction in British Columbia?

Production moved from Alberta to British Columbia for season 2 and built a massive private western town set at Britannia on the Sea to Sky Highway. Is this a replacement for Canmore, Alberta?

You can see the pile of logs on the ground ready to build the wall?

Season One screencap.

Joining The Last of Us in season 2 are:

Kaitlyn Dever as Seattle militia group soldier Abby.

Young Mazino as Jackson scout Jesse.

Isabela Merced as Ellie’s Jackson girlfriend Dina.

As well as a new character played by Catherine O’Hara.

Returning for season 2:

Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller with his season 2 back bun.

And there’s an impressive new lineup of directors joining Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann:: Emmy-winning Succession director Mark Mylod (who won for the episode when Logan Roy died), Nina Lopez-Corrado, Stephen Williams and Kate Herron via Deadline: Hollywood.

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, Neil Druckmann, Peter Hoar, Mark Mylod, Nina Lopez-Corrado, Stephen Williams, Kate Herron.

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Kaitlyn Dever, Young Mazino, Isabela Merced., Catherine O’Hara, Gabriel Luna, Rutina Wesley.

Sound stages: Bridge Studios.

Season 2 of The Last of Us is expected to premiere on HBO in 2025.

Added Pedro Pascal’s acceptance speech.

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