Zombie thriller sequence The Final of Us has been renewed for a second season by HBO after airing simply two episodes.
The drama sequence, based mostly on a PlayStation sport of the identical title, is about 20 years after a mass fungal an infection that causes people to grow to be cannibalistic, zombie-like creatures rips by way of the world.
Joel, performed by Pedro Pascal, is a smuggler tasked with escorting the teenage Ellie (performed by Bella Ramsey) throughout the US, as she is resistant to the virus and would be the key to a vaccine.
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Government producer Neil Druckmann, additionally the author and inventive director of the sport, mentioned in a press release, “I am humbled, honored, and admittedly overwhelmed that so many individuals have tuned in and related with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey.
“The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our unbelievable solid & crew, and HBO exceeded my already excessive expectations. Now now we have absolutely the pleasure of with the ability to do it once more with season two! On behalf of everybody at Naughty Canine & PlayStation, thanks!”
Government producer and showrunner Craig Mazin equally thanked Druckmann in his personal assertion.
“I am so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I am much more grateful to the tens of millions of people that have joined us on this journey,” he mentioned.
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“The viewers has given us the possibility to proceed, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Canine created, I could not be extra able to dive again in.”
The renewal information comes as a shock, as solely two episodes of the nine-episode-long sequence have been aired to this point.
Episode two has reached 5.7 million views throughout HBO and HBO Max within the U.S. this week, representing a 22 per cent bounce over the 4.7 million who tuned into the primary episode, making it the most important week two viewers progress for any drama sequence in HBO’s historical past.
Each of the leads beforehand starred in Recreation of Thrones, arguably considered one of HBO’s largest hit sequence to this point.
Pascal performed Dornish prince Oberyn Martell and Ramsey performed Lyanna Mormont within the present’s later seasons, although the 2 by no means shared the display.
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