HBO’s popular show “The Last of Us” left fans hanging with a thrilling cliffhanger, but the wait for the next season is turning into a bit of an ordeal due to a writers’ strike. Craig Mazin, the creator of the series, had previously hinted that the strike might cause delays, and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly’s The Awards podcast, he said, “We’re doing our best to keep everyone working behind the scenes. Unfortunately, it’s looking more and more likely that we won’t be able to start filming as planned, which is quite disappointing.”
However, there is a silver lining in the update. Mazin shared that they’d already planned out the entire second season before the strike situation arose. He explained, “We’ve managed to map out all of season 2. And I even finished writing and sent in the script for the first episode just around 10:30 or 10:40 p.m., right before the strike officially began at midnight.”
Initially, the production team had set their sights on starting filming in early 2024. Unfortunately, that timeline now seems uncertain given the current circumstances. Taking a hopeful perspective, if all goes well, “The Last of Us” might kick off its shooting around mid-2024, assuming the deal is settled towards the end of this year.