Season 2 of HBO’s The Last of Us will be 7 episodes long, with season 3 & 4 hinted at

June 5, 2024 by No Comments

In a new interview with Deadline, HBO’s The Last of Us showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman gave important updates to the series, including a hint of Season 4.

in InterviewIt was originally revealed that The Last of Us Season 2 would have a total of seven episodes, but the showrunners hinted that the third season would be “significantly longer”.

“The storyline that we got from Part II of the game was so much more than the storyline that was in the first game, so part of what we had to do from the beginning was figure out how to tell that story over the seasons,” Mazin said. “When you do that, you look for natural breakpoints, and as we dictated it, this season, the national breakpoint seemed to come after seven episodes.”

Maxine continued, “We don’t think we’ll be able to tell the story in two seasons (2 and 3) because we’re taking our time and going in interesting ways that we’ve done a little bit in the season. 1 also.”

“We think it’s almost certain that — as long as people keep watching and we can make more television — Season 3 will be significantly bigger. And in fact, the story may need a Season 4,” he concluded.

So there you have it; As long as the interest and viewership is still there, it looks like we’re headed for four full seasons for HBO’s The Last of Us. Of course, many have speculated what the death of an important character from the game (spoilers ahead) could mean.

For us, at least, we think Joel (portrayed by Pedro Pascal) is likely to stick around at least until the season 3 premiere. Keeping his star power around seems logical, and the season 2 finale has a nice cliffhanger that will definitely have people eagerly awaiting the season 3 premiere. Or, they could go a completely different route and decide that the end of season 3 will have Joel meet his end.

Either way, we’ll have to wait for The Last of Us Season 2 in 2025 to find out!

What do you think about The Last of Us having at least four seasons? Let us know in the comments below!

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