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The Last of Us HBO Series Renewed for Second Season

The Last of Us HBO Series Renewed for Second Season - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 January 2023 / 2,469 Views

HBO announced it has renewed The Last of Us TV series for a second season.

"I’m humbled, honored, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations," said executive producer Neil Druckmann.

"Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!"

Executive producer Craig Mazin added, "I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey. The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in."

The first episode of season one has now surpassed 22 million viewers in the US, which is nearly five times the number from its premiere night. The first episode had 4.7 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max, while the second episode saw an increase of 22 percent to 5.7 million viewers. This data is based on Nielsen and first party data.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
Pemalite (on 27 January 2023)

It's an absolutely awesome show thus far.

Pretty much shows up the walking dead in my aspects... And it is respectful to it's video game source material.
...Something that I think Halo needs to do.

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pitzy272 Pemalite (on 27 January 2023)

Had to watch ep 1, but now I want to wait a few more weeks so I can binge. Ep 1 was really good, so I can’t wait to continue.

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smroadkill15 Pemalite (on 28 January 2023)

It really is a great show, but it hasn't been around long enough for me to put it above the Walking Dead...yet. The first several seasons of the Walking Dead were stellar and for the most part kept the quality high even when I started to lose interest. TLOU needs to prove itself more than 1 season to take the crown as the best "zombie show."

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pitzy272 (on 27 January 2023)

Hot damn at 22mil for the first episode. I know the premiere for ep 1 was the second best for HBO in 12 years, but I wish they gave context for that 22mil number. That’s a massive increase.

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Pajderman (on 30 January 2023)

I have a feeling that season 2 will take place more in between the two games.

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