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Casting for HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 has stalled as the WGA strike continues



The effects of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike continue to reverberate through the entertainment industry, with the wildly successful adaptation of The Last of Us caught in the crossfire. Casting for season two of the hit show has stalled, with series co-creator and showrunner Craig Mazin seen on the picket line, supporting the strike (GQ has excellent primers If you are completely lost).

According to a new report from diversity, casting preparations were underway but will now be put on hold indefinitely until the strike is resolved. There are also reports that the casting team asked the auditioning actors to read lines taken directly from the game, on which the upcoming season will be based, The Last of Us: Part II, due to the fact that the scripts There are no authors.

While it’s too early to tell how it all shakes out, it’s expected to resume shooting in Vancouver in early 2024. Mazin wrote most of the nine-episode first season, including the seventh episode, “Left Side”. Only by Neil Druckman, one of the original creators of the IP and co-president of Naughty Dog. The two joined forces for both the series premiere and finale, sharing writing credits.

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