Pedro Pascal Says The Last of Us Season 2 Must Stay Faithful to the Game
The Last of Us stuck to the script for most of season one, and Pedro Pascal feels season two must do the same.
The Last of Us gained is best reviews for remaining faithful to the PlayStation video game, even though it did expand on certain storylines and make some small detours along the way. However, when it comes to whether the second season will follow the devastating story of The Last of Us Part II, Pedro Pascal believes that there is no way for the show to avoid what gamers know if coming.
Having become one of the biggest hits of the last decade, The Last of Us follows the story of Joel and Ellie, played by Pascal and Bella Ramsey respectively, as they journey across America in a post-apocalyptic world in which a fungus has wiped out much of the world’s population and turned many of those remaining into zombie-like creatures. After getting off to an incredible start, the series ended up overtaking the likes of Game of Thrones to become HBO’s most viewed show ever.
With season 2 now in development, there are many who are worried about what the new episodes will hold for some favorite characters. While talking to Esquire, Pascal explained that as far as he is concerned, the show’s faithfulness to its source material needs to continue. he said:
“It wouldn’t make sense to follow the first game so faithfully only to stray severely from the path. So, yeah, that’s my honest answer.”
The Last of Us Season Two Has Some High Expectations Resting On It.
The downside of opening a new series with some of the highest viewing numbers and review scores of any TV show ever produced is that following it up is always going to have even more pressure than the original. While The Last of Us has a blueprint already present in the video game, there also has to be some changes made to expand the universe and bring something new and surprising for those who have played the games.
Recently, Pedro Pascal explained that he has been lucky enough to not be shouted at in the street over what they have done so far with the show, and he is quite happy to keep it that way. He said:
“I feel protected from what the conversation is in a way. And I think that personally I haven’t really been ready for it to sort of be over, so I’ve kept my distance from its finale in a way. It hasn’t intruded upon my experience in terms of what people’s opinions for or against are, in terms of a very specific decision the character makes. I guess I’m actively being ignorant about how everyone feels about it, but it hasn’t been too hard to be, if that makes any sense. No one’s yelled at me in the street. Or been like, ‘How could you do that?’”
Even though there were some players of The Last of Us that took issue with certain aspects of the story that were changed, the vast majority were more than happy with the direction the series took and are eagerly looking forward to the next instalments, which are expected to arrive some time in 2024.
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