The Last Of Us Season 2 Delayed Because Of Pedro Pascal

By Charlene Badasie | Published

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Production on The Last of Us Season 2 has been postponed to February 20, 2024. Per MaxBlizz, the delay is attributed to scheduling conflicts involving Pedro Pascal, who is set to resume filming for Gladiator 2 in January.

The actor recently joined the cast of Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot as Mister Fantastic/Dr Reed Richards, which will also monopolize his time.

Last Of Us Season 2 In 2025?

Plot details for The Last of Us Season 2 are still limited. However, the highly anticipated HBO series is expected to cover the story of the second game, The Last of Us Part II.

The show will continue to follow Joel and Ellie, portrayed by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Since filming is only expected to conclude on September 9, 2024, the series will likely only hit screens in 2025.

Lost Level Sequences?

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As fans eagerly await the arrival of The Last of Us Season 2, co-showrunner Neil Druckmann recently discussed the PlayStation 5 remaster of The Last of Us Part II, revealing that it will include additional Lost Levels sequences previously excluded from the original PlayStation 4 title.

Furthermore, he teased that at least one element from a cut level will be incorporated into the television adaptation.

Hasn’t Started Filming Yet

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“I say that with the caveat that we haven’t started filming the show yet, and all things are subject to change based on what we ultimately feel will be best for the show,” Druckmann told Entertainment Weekly.

But he also emphasized that the decision to include these Lost Levels stems from a desire to provide fans with a unique insight into the game’s development process.

The co-president of Naughty Dog sees it as a way to “lift the curtain” and showcase aspects of the creative journey that didn’t make it into the final game. The Lost Levels on The Last of Us Part II Remaster promises a fresh perspective on Ellie’s journey, featuring scenes that delve deeper into her character and the post-apocalyptic world.

New Cast Additions?

Kaitlyn Dever is also rumored to be joining the cast of HBO’s The Last of Us as Abby Anderson. While no official statements have been made, film scooper Jeff Sneider has reported that discussions are underway.

Before Ramsey clinched the role of Ellie, Dever’s name had been frequently tossed around by fans as an ideal fit for the character. Rumors even circulated that she had auditioned for the part.

Abby Anderson’s Role

Despite missing out on playing Ellie, Dever’s critically acclaimed performance in Brian Duffield’s Hulu movie No One Will Save You showcased her versatility and positioned her as a strong contender for The Last of Us Season 2.

Speculation surrounding Dever’s casting gained momentum after Druckmann and series developer Craig Mazin followed the actress on social media.

Abby Anderson, one of the two playable characters in 2020’s Part II, played a pivotal role in the story. The character, originally voiced and motion-captured by Laura Bailey in the video game, embarks on a quest for vengeance against Joel.

The story unfolds as Abby seeks to avenge her father’s death, revealing a complex and multifaceted character whose journey intertwines with Ellie’s.

Critical Acclaim

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Since its debut on HBO, critics and viewers have praised The Last of Us. Season 1 achieved remarkable success by shattering viewership records.

It stands as the most-watched Max series in Latin America and Europe, with the season finale amassing an impressive 8.2 million views across television and streaming platforms.