After a successful debut this year Last of usviewers are eager to find out what will happen next in the story between Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey). In accordance with Deadlineit may take some time before the characters return, as Francesca Orcithe head of HBO Drama, stated during an interview that the second season of the video game adaptation is scheduled to release in 2025. The head also warned that the current Writers Guild Association a strike could further delay the debut of new episodes, but that would only be realistic if the conflict over the fight for better wages dragged on for many months.

New season Last of us Filming has not yet begun as the episodes are still being written. Due to the current WGA strike, pre-season training has been halted. However, even if the strike lasts a couple of months, the release window is still wide enough to fit the series into 2025. As is the case with other major HBO productions, filming, and editing tend to take a long time, with about eight hours of content required to produce episodes. The season one finale left the characters in a very strained state of their relationship, setting the stage for what would come next.



In the acclaimed HBO series, Joel lives a normal life while raising his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker). Everything would change when the cordyceps virus began to infect the population, turning innocent people into hungry walkers. The initial evacuation, instigated by the pandemic, ended with Sarah’s death, leaving Joel completely devastated. Years later, he will be tasked with transporting Ellie across the country as her blood could be the answer to developing a cure for the virus. The couple would grow closer throughout the journey, giving Joel a new reason to live.

Joel hugs Ellie tightly in a scene from The Last of Us.

Friends don’t lie

Initially, Joel and Ellie found it difficult to form a friendship due to the dangerous circumstances they were in. There is not much time for conversations when you have to keep an eye on walkers all the time, in addition to other uninfected ones. people who hide in abandoned cities. But after spending so much time together, Joel and Ellie learned to trust each other, right up to the season one finale. Joel lied to Ellie about why they had to leave the hospital and it’s only a matter of time before the girl finds out. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to talk through the situation or if their friendship has come to an end.

You can check out Collider’s interview with Pedro Pascal below: