The terrific first season of The Last of Us aired its finale on HBO last night, but don’t worry, because more Joel and Ellie are coming — a lot more.
In an interview with GQ UK, showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann were asked if the second season would cover all of The Last of Us Part II, like the first season covered all of the first game.
“No. No way,” Mazin replied.
“It’s more than one season,” Druckmann added.
They were coy about how many seasons, though, with Mazin adding “you have noted correctly that we will not say how many. But more than one is factually correct.”
The showrunners also talked about what we can expect from upcoming seasons.
“Some of the stuff I’m most excited for are the changes we’ve discussed and seeing the story come to life again in this other version,” Druckmann said. “And I think it’s exciting because it leans into those feelings you had from the game, really heavily, in a new way.”
One of the storylines viewers are excited to see in future seasons is the love story between Ellie and Dina, a girl she meets while on her journey.
In fact, many viewers think that we were already introduced to Dina. In episode 6, Ellie is brought to a religious community in Wyoming. There, while she’s eating, she yells at another girl her age to stop staring at her. Fans immediately started questioning if it was Dina, as that is similar to how the girls describe meeting in the game.
“I’m really excited, to be honest, for the Ellie/Dina story. I’ve watched a cut together, someone’s made a phenomenal — I don’t know how they do it — like an amazing edit of just the gameplay, like Ellie and Dina’s love story. So I’m excited to play that out.”