The Last of Us: Succession director will direct the first episodes of season 2

Production is still being filmed and will premiere in 2025

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The 2nd season of The Last of Us will arrive in 2025 and will have seven episodes, as revealed in recent weeks. Now, THR has published that Mark Mylod, director of Succession and The Menu, will direct the first two chapters of the second year. Mylod was responsible for 16 episodes over the four seasons of the series that tells the story of Logan Roy and his heirs. The director has also worked with HBO on Game of Thrones, directing six episodes in recent seasons.

Everything we know about The Last of Us

Originally released for PlayStation 3 in 2013, The Last of Us is a game that tells the story of Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler who is tasked with taking Ellie (Bella Ramsey) from one coast of the USA to another in the middle of Earth. post-apocalyptic ravaged by a fungus, full of zombie-like infected and dangerous factions. In the process, the two end up developing a relationship like father and daughter. Both marked by loss and trauma, they need to learn to trust each other to survive, and along the way they are forced to make tough and not always moral decisions to achieve this.

The HBO series is written and directed by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and features Naughty Dog games director Neil Druckmann. The second season will begin to tell the story of The Last of Us Part II, the second game in the franchise. This, unlike the first game that occupied the entire first season, will be adapted into more than one season. Its debut should take place in 2025. As for casting news, the second season has Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, a soldier seeking revenge for those she loves, Isabela Merced as Dina, Ellie's love interest, and Young Mazino as Jesse, with whom Dina has a past. The three characters are extremely important to the game's story and should be essential to the series as well. Jeffrey Wright has also been confirmed as Isaac.

Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Tati Gabrielle (Uncharted: Off the Map), Ariela Barer (How to Blow Up a Pipeline), and Spencer Lord (Riverdale) were also cast for the new year of the series. They will play Abby's (Kaitlyn Dever) friends in the story. Ramirez will play the optimistic Manny, while Gabrielle will play Nora, a doctor haunted by her past. Barer will play Mel, a young doctor dealing with the realities of tribalism, and Lord will play Owen, a gentleman in a warrior's body. Finally, the second season will feature Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) as Isaac, the same character he brought to life in the game. Isaac is described as "a quietly powerful leader of a large militia group who sought freedom but instead entered into an endless war against an enemy with many resources."

The first season of The Last of Us is available on Max.