Is HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Getting a Season 2?

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Are you already hooked to the HBO series The Last of Us after only two episodes?

Lead actor Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie on the post-apocalyptic drama-thriller alongside Pedro Pascal, believes that “if people keep watching,” a second season of the series “is pretty likely.”

“It’s down to the guys at HBO,” Ramsey told BBC in a recent interview. “There’s nothing confirmed yet, so we’ll have to wait and see.”

Yes, the way people watch TV has evolved over the years, but ratings, apparently, still matter (although most streamers are not fully transparent about their numbers). Luckily, The Last of Us is both critically acclaimed and, so far, getting the eyes it needs to be deemed wholly successful.

According to Variety, The Last of Us, with 4.7 million viewers, pulled off the second-largest debut for an HBO series since Boardwalk Empire premiered in 2010.

The series also had 5.7 million viewers watching its second episode, a 22% increase from week 1. According to HBO, this means the series experienced the “largest week 2 audience growth for an HBO original drama series in the history of the network.”

Based on the 2013 PlayStation video game of the same name, The Last of Us is set in a post-apocalyptic America and follows Joel Miller (Pascal), a smuggler tasked to safely escort 14-year- Ellie Williams (Ramsey) out of a quarantined area filled with humans infected by a mutating fungus.

Earlier this month, Remezcla praised the new series, especially for the relationship it creates between its two main characters.

“Through their performances, you come to appreciate the story of these two strangers in a brand new light that still focuses on the love and hope of it all while setting the show apart and creating something riveting, unstoppable, and that you’ll want to watch all over again.”