HBO’s The Last of Us Will Have a Season 3, Its Creators Say
In an interview with GQ magazine, Neil Druckmann suggested that the series will have a Season 3 when adapting The Last of Us Part II.
The revelation came when GQ magazine asked Druckmann “People are also speculating how Season 2 will encompass such a large game. Will the next season span the entire course of the second game?” To which Druckmann replied, “It’s more than one season.”
Craig Mazin, the co-creator of the series also followed up “You have noted correctly that we will not say how many. But more than one is factually correct. [Laughs].”
Spoilers ahead – Three Seasons would be an interesting move by the creators to keep Joel in the series for at least one more full season. As those who played the game know, Joel eventually does die, and this could be a great way for the creators to explore the story more and keep Pedro Pascal in the series for as long as possible. His death would be a great end to Season 2, with Season 3 allowing the story of Ellie to continue.
Neil Druckmann has already said that the Naughty Dog studio will develop The Last of Us Part III if they can “come up with a compelling story”, but with the huge success of the game and the HBO series, I think we’ll all speculating it’s going ahead regardless.
The Last of Us Part III (Editors Comments)
We’ve already speculated that Season 2 will launch around Spring 2025 and it’s now likely that season 3 could release around mid-late 2026. A fourth season for The Last of Us Part III would fall around Spring 2028, or after if the production times stay consistent. This would give the developers around five years to develop The Last of Us Part III, which isn’t necessarily out of the question when it comes to developing a AAA title.
Overall, things are starting to align for the series if the developers go ahead with The Last of Us Part III. One huge criticism of the first season was that it felt rushed in spots, so spanning the second game across two seasons is likely a warm welcome.