Mushroom followers rejoice! HBO has confirmed its critically acclaimed live-action TV adaptation of The Final of Us might be returning for a second season.
It is maybe not significantly stunning information; The Final of Us has confirmed each a vital and rankings smash because it premiered on fifteenth January. Shortly after the present’s debut, HBO introduced it had change into the community’s second most-watched premiere in over a decade, with 4.7m viewers tuning in for the primary episode – a determine that is since quadrupled, garnering over 18m views within the area of every week. Episode 2, in the meantime, secured the most important week-two viewers progress for an Unique drama collection in HBO’s historical past.
And now, slightly below three weeks into The Final of Us’ first season, HBO has confirmed there’s extra on the way in which. “I am so grateful to [The Last of Us co-creator] Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership,” showrunner and collection author Craig Mazin stated of the information, “and I am much more grateful to the tens of millions of people that have joined us on this journey”.
Druckmann, who directed the collection’ lately aired second episode, added “I am humbled, honoured, and albeit overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and related with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our unimaginable forged and crew, and HBO exceeded my already excessive expectations…Now we have now absolutely the pleasure of with the ability to do it once more with season two! On behalf of everybody at Naughty Canine and PlayStation, thanks!”.
As for the place the collection would possibly head subsequent in Season 2, Druckmann recently reiterated the crew “solely [wants] to adapt to video games, so we do not wish to go exterior of them.” Relying how Season 1 wraps up, that doubtless means Season 2 might be delving straight into The Final of Us: Half 2 territory – with that recreation’s “extra concerned” storyline potentially spanning multiple seasons, in keeping with Mazin. And with a 3rd recreation potential – offering Naughty Canine can discover a “compelling story” – there could even be scope for extra past that sooner or later.
Within the extra fast time period, The Final of Us Season 1’s third episode airs on Sky Atlantic subsequent Monday morning at 2am within the UK, after which it will be obtainable on-demand by means of Sky and Now TV. And should you’ve not but had the prospect to see what all of the fuss is about, HBO has now made the collection’ first episode free to observe on YouTube.