Last October, the 148-day strike of the Writers Guild (WGA; Writers Guild of America), after reaching a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) who represent Hollywood studios and streamers.
Immediately, Hollywood writers resumed their work, both in the film and television fields. TV networks and streamers prepared to resume their respective productions, giving priority to some projects. In the case of HBOis focusing on launching the new seasons of The White Lotus, Euphoria y The Last of Us.
In the case of the latter, based on the popular horror video game, is preparing to start filming in the spring of 2024. Plans are to premiere the second season sometime in 2025.
We emphasize that the filming of the second season will directly depend on how the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike is resolved, which is still waiting to obtain a response from the studios (AMPTP) regarding a new agreement.
Craig Mazin y Neil Druckmann They are the co-creators of the series, with Mazin also as showrunner. Peter Pascal y Bella Ramsey They play the leading roles as Joel and Ellie, respectively.
It is expected that season 2 adapts the second video game of the franchise. This is what Mazin commented prior to the strikes about the plans to ELEPHANT:
“We will do some things exactly as they were in the game. We’re going to do some other things that are in the game and we’re going to do some things that are in the game, but we’re going to do them differently in our own method.. It doesn’t matter if you’ve played the game or not. You will be surprised as the season progresses. We have some interesting twists and turns.”
It was previously specified that the filming of season 2 will take place in Vancouver, since much of the history of the video game The Last of Us Part II –which will be the basis for the plot of the second season– is set in the Pacific Northwest.