The Final of Us lastly arrived on HBO in 2023 after years of improvement and shortly grew to become a large hit with its mixture of post-apocalyptic storytelling, character depth, and performances by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. The online game adaptation was shortly renewed for a second season, so followers have had one thing to sit up for for the reason that finale again in March… though there was no information of when The Final of Us Season 2 may occur. Now, HBO has reportedly locked down a date to start out manufacturing, and it isn’t too far off.
A report from the Movie & Tv Business Alliance’s productionlist.com states that The Final of Us is at the moment within the improvement and pre-production phases of Season 2, and taking pictures will start in Vancouver, Canada on January 7, 2024. Whereas a January begin is way later than exhibits like Gray’s Anatomy and Chicago P.D. which are anticipated to start earlier than the tip of November, the collection undoubtedly has lots to do prematurely of filming. It seems that HBO is losing no time in transferring ahead on the following stage of Joel and Ellie’s journey now that the SAG-AFTRA strike has ended.
There aren’t many different particulars to glean from the report, though Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are the 2 forged members listed. That is not surprising in mild of how Season 1 ended with Joel and Ellie collectively once more, with Joel hiding the huge secret of what he did to the Fireflies. Nonetheless, followers of the video video games know that Joel has much less of a key position the second time round. Whereas Pascal will evidently be round when filming begins in early January, the query stays of how a lot we’ll truly see him as Joel in Season 2.
It is price noting that the present wasn’t beginning on Season 2 from scratch as soon as the WGA writers strike and SAG-AFTRA actors strike ended. Showrunner Craig Mazin confirmed months in the past that he’d accomplished one script previous to the WGA strike starting, and handed alongside some data in order that scouting may start. There is no saying at this level when the second season might be able to premiere on HBO, however followers can at all times rejoice the ahead progress.
Plus, there’s extra for followers to sit up for earlier than we will anticipate even a glimpse of the brand new episodes. The Final of Us was nominated for no fewer than 24 Emmys, a number of of which had been for the episode that moved Steven Spielberg a lot that he reached out to the showrunner. The present cannot take 24 trophies, nonetheless, as 4 of the nominations are for Excellent Visitor Actor in a Drama and three are for Excellent Visitor Actress. Nonetheless, I am trying ahead to seeing how profitable the present is on the awards circuit, significantly in mild of the seventy fifth Emmys being delayed to January 2024 as a substitute of airing in September 2023 as standard.
For now, you’ll be able to at all times revisit the complete first season of The Final of Us streaming with a Max subscription and stay up for the brand new yr with our 2024 TV premiere schedule.