The Final of Us Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

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HBO is in it for the lengthy haul with its adaptation of The Final of Us.

The premium cabler confirmed a renewal for The Final of Us Season 2 on Friday morning.

The sequence from co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (creator and author of the award-winning “The Final of Us” franchise and Naughty Canine Co-President) marks HBO’s second-largest debut, behind solely Home of the Dragon.

The Last of Us Season 1 Episode 1 has now surpassed 22 million viewers domestically, up practically 5x from its premiere evening viewers.

The Last of Us Season 1 Episode 2  tallied 5.7 million viewers throughout HBO Max and linear telecasts within the U.S. Sunday evening, primarily based on Nielsen and first-party knowledge, including greater than 1 million new viewers vs. the sequence premiere.

This 22% soar marks the biggest week two viewers development for any HBO Authentic Drama Collection within the community’s historical past.

“Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the remainder of our phenomenal forged and crew, have outlined a style with their masterful debut season of ‘The Final of Us,'” stated Francesca Orsi, Government Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Collection and Movies.

“After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I am unable to wait to observe this group outshine themselves once more with season two.”

“I am humbled, honored, and albeit overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and related with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey,” stated government producer Neil Druckmann.

“The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our unbelievable forged & crew, and HBO exceeded my already excessive expectations.”

“Now we’ve absolutely the pleasure of having the ability to do it once more with season two! On behalf of everybody at Naughty Canine & PlayStation, thanks!”

“I am so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I am much more grateful to the thousands and thousands of people that have joined us on this journey,” stated government producer Craig Mazin.

“The viewers has given us the possibility to proceed, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Canine created, I could not be extra able to dive again in.”

The Final of Us takes place 20 years after fashionable civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is employed to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old woman, out of an oppressive quarantine zone.

What begins as a small job quickly turns into a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they each should traverse the U.S. and depend upon one another for survival.

The sequence stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, and Murray Bartlett as Frank.

The forged additionally consists of Nick Offerman as Invoice, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence.

Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker additionally star.

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