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The second season of The Last of Us may still be a ways off

The second season of The Last of Us may still be a ways off

We'll be waiting for HBO's The Last of Us for a while. HBO announced in January that a second season of the classic adaptation is in the works, and on Thursday, HBO and Max content head Casey Bloys said the season will enter production in early 2024, according to Variety.

Bloys stated that production was delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes (which are still ongoing). Variety says the show wasn't even on HBO's slate for 2024, meaning it won't come out until 2025 at the earliest.

He said, some preparations have already been made for the new session. "We've got the entire outline for Season 2 and we're ready to go as soon as the strike is over," show co-creator Neil Druckmann told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published in September. And showrunner Craig Mazin separately told Entertainment Weekly that he submitted a script for the first episode of the season just before the WGA strike began.

Bloys revealed some other details about HBO's content lineup on Thursday. Variety reports that the second season of House of the Dragon will arrive in "early summer" of 2024, and a trailer for the season was shown to journalists attending the event. And according to Deadline, the third season of The White Lotus and its spinoff Welcome to Derry are now set for 2025.

Bloys also responded to Rolling Stone's Wednesday report detailing how an employee named X, formerly of Twitter, was directed to troll critics online. "Now, when I take issue with something in a review or take issue with something I see, I DM many of you," he said, reports Deadline. “Many people have been kind enough to keep in touch with me.” This is "probably a more healthy way to go about this."