The Last of Us season 2 changes teased by show bosses
The Last of Us is officially getting a second season after the unparalleled success of its debut season — but expect some key changes in its sophomore outing that will ramp up the world Joel and Ellie occupy.
Creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have opened up about what fans can expect in season two.
Speaking on the official podcast for the show, Druckmann said: "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.
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"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."
Mazin then elaborated on how else the show will look to develop going forward and the idea of utilising different perspectives in the show.
"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," Mazin said.
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"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 and there will be Bella. And there will be blood."
Mazin and Druckmann were joined on the podcast by special guest Ashley Johnson, who played Ellie in the game and also appears in the season finale of the show.
Johnson revealed how excited she was when the show included the "interconnectivity" aspect of the infected — wherein if you step on a certain part of the fungi, it would alert hundreds of the infected further away to your position.
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Mazin promised Johnson — and fans — that this will be explored further in season two.
"I think this first time around we were learning so much about how to create the infected and how to televise them in a way that was exciting and didn’t seem goofy or weird or artificial. And I think we figured out that," Mazin said.
"And I think this next season, the interconnectivity of them and the risk of stepping on the wrong thing — that stuff is going to be brought forward more for sure."
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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