The Last Of Us Delays Production Of Season Two
Since the first season of HBO’s The Last Of Us was the sensation of the spring, it stands to reason they would get to work on a second season right away….under normal circumstances. But the writers’ strike has put a lot of shows on pause, and as of today, you can add this one to them.
The snarky might say, “Isn’t the script for Season 2 completed already? You know they’re just gonna do the game.” And yeah, most scenes in Season 1 were lifted directly from Naughty Dog’s interactive masterpiece, but there were plenty of rewrites too, some for the better. What was happening right before the pause were auditions for roles in the second season — and the actors were reading lines from the second game. There are no scripts yet.
Last Of Us joins a growing list of shows that have decided to pause production altogether rather than risk a shoddy season based on half-baked scripts they can’t revise. It’s a lesson learned from 2007, when the previous writers’ strike turned the promising new series Heroes rotten and turned a few blockbusters into complete drags (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was filmed during the strike).
There are, however, a handful of productions that have decided to press on with what they’ve got. The game of chicken between Amazon Prime and HBO Max means neither want to drop filming of Rings of Power or Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, whether the scripts are done or not. A lot of people were let down by Rings of Power last year and, uh, we wouldn’t expect it to get any better under these circumstances.
Originally, The Last Of Us Season 2 was shooting for a premiere sometime in late 2024 or early 2025. It’s unknown when the season could be completed now.
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