The Last of Us Season 2 Will Be ‘Different Radically’ From the Game According to the Creators!
The co-creator of “The Last Of Us” admits that they are just as anxious as you are about the expected release of Season 2. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann discussed what to anticipate from the program's potential sophomore season in a press conference that /Film attended. Mazin claims that the show won't always follow the video games as closely as fans may hope.
The way we portray things would be different, Mazin assured the audience. “Just like this season was different, it will be different.” The first season of “The Last of Us” featured some scenes that closely resembled the critically acclaimed video game on which the show is based, but it also had significant deviations that streamlined the plot for television and revealed previously unexplored facets of characters that game players were already familiar with and loved.
Two significant improvements were a beautiful reinvention of Bill's (Nick Offerman) and Frank's (Murray Bartlett) love story and a reduction in the amount of horrifying on-screen violence. In the finale, the backstories of both Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) were meaningfully explored.
Sometimes It Will Be Different Radically, and Sometimes It Will Be Barely Different at All
Mazin continued by saying that season 2 won't be exactly like “The Last Of Us: Part II,” a difficult and divisive—yet nevertheless stunning and critically acclaimed—sequel that debuted in 2020. Mazin said, “Sometimes it will be drastically different, and occasionally it will be scarcely changed at all. “But it will be distinct from everything else and will be its own thing. It won't be a carbon copy of the game.”
There will undoubtedly be significant stunts and set pieces, brutal, frequently tragic bloodshed, and the introduction of a large number of new characters if the show does follow the second game. The second game is far longer than the first, however, there is still no information on whether or not “The Last Of Us: Part II” will be split into two seasons.
Mazin assures viewers that “it will be the programme that Neil and I want to make,” regardless of the specifics. Also, he affirms that Ramsey will return to the game as Ellie, who is 19 years old, which is the same age as Ramsey right now. Bella will be a part of it, he claims. The second game places a lot more emphasis on Ellie, and the second season will consequently be driven by Ramsey's performance, even though Mazin doesn't mention Pedro Pascal's comeback in the same phrase.
We're Talking About It and Thinking About It
In talking about the ideas for season 2, Mazin also conveyed the same awe for the original game (which Druckmann designed) that he had throughout the press for season 1, admitting that he is equally anxious as the fans are about getting everything just right. All he could say to people was, “I feel so much anxiety about doing a decent job on this. There's this constant pounding of concern. Just know that I am also incredibly tense.
When it comes to nailing the upcoming season, there is a lot to worry about, including big character deaths, a non-chronological history, and considerable but complex queer and trans representation. If you're worried about something, I'm probably worried about it too, so we must be discussing and thinking about it, according to Mazin.
We can probably all take a breath and unwind during the off-season if the first season's astounding critical and commercial success is any indication. It's obvious that “The Last Of Us” is in solid, if anxious, hands for the upcoming chapter.
If you enjoy The Last of Us, read our guide to the characters to learn more about the actors portraying your favourite characters. Moreover, we have separate articles on Fireflies, Clickers, and hunters.