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Why The Last of Us will get multiple seasons
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Why The Last of Us will get multiple seasons

Why The Last of Us will get multiple seasons
Photo: © ANP

The Last of Us is one of the most popular video games of all time both critically and commercially and fans are waiting anxiously to see how it will be depicted in HBO's expensive new series of the same name.

The game tells the story of Joel and Ellie who must travel across a post-apocalyptic United States.

The world has been ravaged by a mutant Cordyceps fungus which turns humans into cannibalistic monsters, while Joel and Ellie must also deal with other humans who will do anything to ensure their own survival.

Two movie adaptations based on The Last of Us were initially planned but went into development hell, which resulted in a television series being announced in March of 2020.

Around a year later, it was confirmed that Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey would take on the lead roles of Joel and Ellie, whose voices were provided in the game by Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson respectively.

Other actors involved in the series are Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartless, Nick Offerman, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Storm Reid, Graham Greene and Elaine Miles.

A sequel, The Last of Us: Part II was released in 2020 and that continued the story, meaning that showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin have plenty of material to adapt for the small screen.

In fact, it seems like they have recently guaranteed more than one season as one will not be enough to tell the story, with the former telling Collider:

"Yeah, I remember, early on, I asked Craig and HBO, 'How many episodes does this season need to be?'

"And the answer was, 'As many as the story requires, and no more.”'

"And likewise, that would be our approach for future seasons to say, 'Okay, this will be as many seasons as required to reach that ending, and no more.'"

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