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The Last of Us season 2 is coming in 2025, HBO trailer confirms

The second season of HBO’s The Last of Us is scheduled for release in 2025.

The launch window was confirmed in a new trailer highlighting HBO’s biggest releases coming this year and next, which s viewable below.

Production of the second season, which was held up by the Writers Guild of America strike, will commence on February 12, 2024, showrunner Craig Mazin recently confirmed.

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Over the course of nine episodes, the show’s debut season covered the events of The Last of Us, which was released at the tail end of the PS3 generation in 2013, and its downloadable expansion The Last of Us: Left Behind, which arrived the following year.

It has been a critical and commercial success, becoming one of HBO’s most streamed shows of all time and receiving 24 Emmy Awards nominations.

HBO announced that The Last of Us had been renewed for a second season just two and a half weeks into the first season’s run, which concluded in March.

Mazin said last year that the show’s second season won’t cover the entirety of The Last of Us Part 2 video game, and that the series could run for three to five seasons, “but four seems like a good number.”

The Last of Us Part 2 was released for PS4 in 2020, and a PS5 remaster is scheduled for release on January 19, 2024.

Headline features of the PS5 title are a new single-player roguelike survival mode called No Return, and a trio of ‘Lost Levels’ featuring playable sequences previously cut from the game.

The Last of Us season 2 is coming in 2025, HBO trailer confirms

Naughty Dog president Neil Druckmann, who co-created the Last of Us games and the TV series, recently told Entertainment Weekly that “there is at least one element from a cut level that is planned [for] the show”.

Druckmann has previously appeared to hint at plans for a third Last of Us game, although it’s unclear if one is currently in development.