The Last Of Us Season 2 Release And Cast: Why Do Fans Believe Pedro Pascal’s Joel Will Die In Season 2?

With the second season of The Last of Us now confirmed with a release date, fans should steady themselves for what's to come next.

The Last Of Us Season 2 Release And Cast: Why Do Fans Believe Pedro Pascal's Joel Will Die In Season 2?

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  • The Last of Us, an adaptation of the video game series of the same name, was a huge success for HBO in 2023.
  • The show became one of the highest-rated series in television history and is set to return for a second season, which will be released in 2025.
  • Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will return to their respective characters in the second season, and fans are excited to see what the next part of the story will unfold.
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Video game adaptations in major motion pictures or for the silver screen have mostly been hit-or-miss for many productions in the past, the most successful among them being just good enough. But in 2023, HBO cracked the code with The Last of Us, the adaptation of the video game series of the same name, which made the world turn and take notice.

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Pedro Pascal in a still from The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal in a still from The Last of Us

With an overnight success story, the show became one of the highest-rated series in Television history, amassing both critical and commercial success in a short time. Thus, the show is naturally reprised for a second season, which is all set to be released in 2025. In light of this news, fans are both excited and scared about what the next part holds for them.

The Last Of Us Receives Greenlight For Second Season

Bella Ramsey in a still from The Last of Us
Bella Ramsey in a still from The Last of Us

Unlike superhero cinema, video game adaptations were not so straightforward to recreate for the pure viewing experience of the audience, which made it challenging to the extremes. Nonetheless, The Last of Us came out as the biggest hit that the world had seen in this genre with some of the most exceptional executions and performances seen on the small screen to date.

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And now, fans can let their anticipation rest as the official announcement for the second season of the show has been made by HBO.

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While fans may have already witnessed that there was more to the story at the end of the first season, they didn’t quite know when to expect the next part of the story to begin. But now, the official announcement has confirmed that the much-anticipated Season 2 will be released on HBO sometime in 2025, bringing back Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as their respective characters.

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While fans are excited for the show to lift the curtain on the release date finally, many are bummed that they would have to wait another year to experience the second part of the story, which can be a good thing, as it will give time for them to brace for what’s to come in the upcoming season.

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What Does The Last Of Us Season 2 Hold In Store For Us

A still from The Last of Us
A still from The Last of Us

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

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As we have already seen the end of the first season, audiences who had played the original video game realized that this was also the end of the first part of the game’s narrative.

Thus, the second season will most likely start with the story of The Last of Us Part II, which is the second installment of the video game series. This new season will naturally introduce us to Abby Anderson, along with her companions, who we will witness heading to find Joel and take revenge on him after he killed her father to save Ellie from being experimented on. This has also confirmed that Pascal might be making his last appearance in the upcoming season.

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