Against all odds, the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us met the high expectations of the audience and immediately became one of the most successful productions of the first half of 2023. With a second season already in the works, it's easy to think that a third one is feasible. However, it seems that it's best to temper expectations to avoid disappointments.
Season 1 of the HBO television program ended in mid-March with an episode that adapted the ending of the first video game. Since then, much has been said about what will follow for the story and characters.
It seems that the second season will narrate the events of The Last of Us: Part II. However, producers Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin commented a few months ago that the story of said video game is very extensive, so they hinted that they might need more than one season to adapt it correctly.
SEASON 3 OF THE LAST OF US IS STILL UNCONFIRMED
With this in mind, all signs point to the TV series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey having at least 3 seasons. However, it's best for fans to temper their expectations.
The thing is that the fate of The Last of Us live-action show is uncertain, as Season 3 is not yet on the table, and it's unknown if it will ever enter the production phase. This was stated by Francesca Orsi, executive in charge of HBO's dramatic series.
In a conversation with Deadline (via ComicBook), Francesca Orsi confirmed that Season 2 is on pause due to the current writers' strike in the United States. Therefore, the release of the second wave of episodes is expected to take place at some point in 2025.
On the other hand, the HBO executive confirmed that, at this time, Season 3 of the TV program is not a guarantee.
"I think Craig and Neil are still thinking about the ending. We heard vaguely that there will be an idea for Season 3 of the series, but right now, we take one season at a time. At this moment, there is no guarantee that we are going to have a third one, but I know that both have a vision for Season 3. I don't know if that lends itself to making more [seasons]," noted Francesca Orsi.
But tell us, do you think the next batch of episodes will be enough to cover the whole story of the sequel? Let us know in the comments.