The Last Of Us renewed for a second season

The Last Of Us renewed for a second season

Friday 27 January 2023

Critically acclaimed drama The Last of Us has been renewed for a second season. The series from co-creators Craig Mazin (Emmy Award-winning creator of Sky & HBO’s “Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning “The Last of Us” franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President) marks Sky Atlantic’s second-biggest US drama debut, behind only “House of the Dragon”.

New episodes of the series launch on Sky Atlantic at 2am every Monday, available on demand thereafter. The opening episode is available to sample via the Sky TV YouTube channel and episode two of The Last of Us is available on demand via Sky and streaming service NOW with a NOW Entertainment Membership .

The Last Of Us was also a hit on social media, with the series trending #1 worldwide on Twitter during its series debut. To date, season one teasers and trailers have amassed more than 100 million views globally.

“I’m humbled, honoured, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” said Neil Druckmann, Executive Producer. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!”

“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” said Craig Mazin, Executive Producer.“The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in."

The Last Of US takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, 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, 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 also star.

New episodes of the extraordinary series launch in the UK & Ireland on Sky Atlantic at 2am every Monday, available on demand thereafter. Tens of thousands of dedicated UK fans have fuelled the global buzz by staying up to watch new episodes as they launch at 2am every Monday. With three times the fandom watching at 2am compared to the devotees who watched House Of the Dragon at 2am, the early morning The Last Of Us super-fans can tweet along via a dedicated twitter community 

The Last Of Us is based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

The Last Of Us continues Monday on Sky Atlantic and NOW in in the UK & Ireland. Sample episode one with this SkyTV YouTube link (Content suitable for aged 18yrs+)

For further information please contact:

Dominic.collett@sky.uk

Skypress@sky.uk

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