What do we know about the second season of HBO’s “The Last of Us”?

(CNN Spanish) — So far, “The Last of Us” has given us nine episodes in a first season that has been acclaimed by critics and by viewers in general.

However, the initial season will come to an end this Sunday, March 12, when the tenth episode of the series airs on HBO and its streaming service, HBO Max.

(HBO is part of Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company.)

Will we get a second season to follow the apocalyptic journey of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey)?

What do we know about the second season of “The Last of Us”?

The series had great numbers from the first chapter, which aired on January 15.

That episode, called ‘When you’re lost in the dark’, “became the most-watched launch on HBO Max in Latin America in its first 24 hours,” according to a report. streaming service statement.

To measure this, episode 1 of “The Last of Us” surpassed the premieres of other highly popular series: chapter 1 of “The House of the Dragon” and episode 1 of season 2 of “Euphoria”.

When the second episode arrived the following week, the series was already a complete success, to the point that one of its protagonists, Bella Ramsey, said that a second season was likely.

Ramsey made those comments on January 24. Just three days later, the announcement that everyone wanted to see arrived: HBO confirmed that there will be a second season of the series.

While we still don’t know what it’s going to be about, we do have a clue: Before the series premiered, its creators, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, said that if they get a second season, they plan to base it on the video game sequel, The Last of Us Part II.

With information from CNN’s Marysabel Huston-Crespo and Issy Ronald.

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What do we know about the second season of HBO’s “The Last of Us”?