The Last of Us, work on second season of TV series reportedly halted due to writers’ strike
According to a new report from Variety, casting preparations for the second season of the TV series of The Last of Us would be halted due to the Hollywood writers’ strike that began a few days ago.
Sources from Variety say that, at the beginning of work, the casting team asked the actors to read parts taken directly from the game The Last of Us Part 2 because there are currently no scripts for the second season. This process, however, would now be on hiatus. The hope is that filming of the second season will begin in early 2024 in Vancouver.
Unsurprisingly, there is a lack of scripts for Season 2 of The Last of Us: co-creator and showrunner Craig Mazin would in fact be participating in the strike along with other members of the Writers Guild of America union, not writing or working on the production of the TV series in general. Similarly, Neil Druckmann, who co-created the series and served as writer and creative director of the games, is not currently working on the show’s second season in any capacity.
Did you know that The Last of Us TV series averages 32 million viewers per episode in the US?