HBO has ordered a second season of The Last of Us after only two episodes of the show aired on HBO and HBO Max.
The decision to renew the series comes as no surprise as it is a hit with critics and audiences alike. In addition to a 97% positive review from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the second episode was watched by 5.7 million viewers last Sunday on HBO and HBO Max in the US – 22% more than the first episode. This is the largest second-week viewership gain for any HBO drama series in the network’s history. Additionally, HBO now reports that the first episode has been watched by 22 million people domestically since its debut on January 15.
According to the official timeline, the series takes place 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to get Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of the oppressive quarantine zone. What begins as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must cross the US and survive.”
Also starring in the first season are Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene. , Geoffrey Pearce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keyvonne Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.
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“Craig and Neil, along with the Carolyn Strauss EP and the rest of our phenomenal cast and crew, defined the genre with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming and head of drama series and films at HBO. . “After having this memorable first season, I can’t wait to see this team steal the show again in season two.”
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