Filming on the second season of HBO’s acclaimed TV series adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game series “The Last of Us” is set to commence in Vancouver on January 7th.

That date comes from a listing on the Film & Television Industry Alliance (via Gamespot) with pre-production already back in full swing on the second season as “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann return as executive producers and Mazin as showrunner.

The first season released back in January and quickly became one of the buzziest shows of the year, viewership growing virtually every week and drawing in HBO’s best viewership numbers in years. The TV Academy also bestowed it with 25 Emmy nominations.

The first season began filming July 2021 and ran for a full year through June 2022 before premiering January 2023. Going by that timetable, it means we should expect the second season to air Summer 2025.

The showrunners have previously indicated they have intention of stretching the series beyond the second game, nor cover the time period between the five-year-jump between both games – they’re sticking to what’s in the games themselves.

The second game is almost double the length of the first, a much larger scale story mostly unfolding in Seattle as it delivers a very dark tale exploring the true cost of revenge. To accomodate the length, the story is being stretched across two seasons.

The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller. The key second season role of Abby has already been cast and not officially announced at this time.

The star of Hulu’s recent dialogue-free alien invasion film “No One Will Save You”, Kaitlyn Dever, has been rumored to be in talks for the role according to The Insneider.

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