The Last of Us boss on how season 2 will 'move the bar up' with the infected scenes

When The Last of Us returns for its second season, expect the gore to be turned up.

The series' co-showrunner Craig Mazin has told Deadline that the second season will "move the bar up" when it comes to the infected's scenes.

"We're certainly going to push the technology that we use forward," Mazin explained. "We learned so much, particularly in regard to the infected and how to better deliver scenes with them.

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"So, we're just going to keep moving the bar up and up and up. That's kind of our call to arms."

The Last of Us season two recently had its production moved from Calgary to Vancouver, and it's expected to start filming before the end of the year.

Last month, Mazin and series co-creator Neil Druckmann teased that fans should expect some changes in the upcoming season.

"You can expect us to repeat the same process, which is we will look at what made that story special and what is the soul of that story. And that needs to remain intact," said Druckmann.

"And then the moment-to-moment beats and characters, they might stay the same, they might change. We will do what needs to happen to that story as it transfers from one medium to another."

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Mazin went on to explain how the show's team can take advantage of what's available to them through the medium of television that wasn't in the Last of Us games.

"We will also take advantage of the freedom we have in television that wasn’t there in the game, specifically the advantage of changing perspective," he said.

"So, we will use what we can use in a new medium to tell that story and we will go through the same process of adaptation. It's us again and there will be Pedro [Pascal] and there will be Bella [Ramsey]. And there will be blood."

The Last of Us airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK.

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