So far, only two episodes of HBO’s “The Last of Us” have aired.
But it’s become so popular in just two weeks that one of its stars, Bella Ramsey, already thinks a second season of the show is “likely.”
“If people keep watching the show, it’s the guys at HBO’s fault,” Ramsey said in an interview with BBC Radio on Tuesday. “I think it is quite likely because it has gone very well, but nothing is confirmed yet. We’ll have to wait and see”.
Even before the show aired, its creators said that if they are given a second season, they plan to base it on the video game sequel, “The Last of Us Part II.” (CNN, like HBO, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“The Last of Us” is an adaptation of a popular video game set in a post-apocalyptic United States, 20 years after a pandemic destroyed modern civilization, and has been hailed by critics as “the best video game adaptation ever made.”
Ramsey, best known for her role as Lyanna Mormont on “Game of Thrones,” plays 14-year-old Ellie, who Joel, played by “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal, is smuggling out of a quarantine zone. .
Its premiere drew 4.7 million viewers across linear platforms and HBO Max, the second-largest debut audience for an HBO show since 2010, according to Vulture, using data from Nielsen, while currently holding a 9.4 rating. /10 on IMDb.
The show’s popularity, as well as its billboards, spans the globe from Los Angeles to Ramsey’s home in Leicestershire, England.
“I took my driving test the other day, and I failed,” he said. “And during that I kept driving past the billboards, which was pretty weird.”
The show’s third episode will air on January 28, and Ramsey warned fans to “be prepared.”
“I would say that the next episode will really screw you up, so be careful. I haven’t even seen it yet, but I’ve heard some great stuff, so I’ll be in the same boat as you. I’ll be ready for my heart to break. As it progresses, just be careful, things happen.”