The Last of Us Part II's Story Is "More Than a Season's Worth of Television", Craig Mazin Says

Showrunner Craig Mazin says that The Last of Us Season 2 might be split into several parts since Part II's story is far more complex than that of the original game.

A few days ago, HBO announced that it has renewed its highly-successful TV series based on Naughty Dog's The Last of Us franchise for Season 2. 

As the first season of the TV show spans the time period from the original The Last of Us title, it is expected that the second season will cover the events from the second part of the game telling us Ellie and Abby's story. This suggestion was also hinted at directly by franchise co-creator Neil Druckmann on his Twitter account.

Although the show's renewal was officially confirmed just last week, the creators of the series apparently were thinking about Season 2 long before it was announced.

Speaking to IGN at the show's red carpet premiere earlier this month, the showrunner Craig Mazin shared that the team behind the series had already started discussing how they would adapt Part II. He also noted that the team would need to put lots of effort into properly telling The Last Of Us Part II's story since it's a "much bigger story [than the original game] and it's a more complicated story."

According to Mazin, Part II is "more than a season's worth of television," so apparently, fans should expect the events of the game to be divided into two seasons.

The Last of Us Part II was released seven years after the original game, which followed Joel and Ellie's journey, shifting focus to Ellie and a new character, Abby. It is expanding the game's world and unlike the first game, focuses more on human conflicts in the post-apocalyptic world, showcasing new characters and factions, and exploring such themes as grief and revenge.

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