The Last of Us Season 2 Nabs Loki Director

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An experienced TV director has been brought on to The Last of Us Season 2, with Loki’s Kate Herron joining the HBO series.

Jeff Sneider at The InSneider broke the news that Herron would be one of the directors to work on The Last of Us Season 2, stating that she will be directing “at least one” episode of the video game adaptation‘s upcoming season.

Herron directed every episode of Loki‘s first season as well as four episodes of Netflix’s Sex Education and an episode of the 2019 series Daybreak. She’s also directed several short films, including 2010’s Frank, 2013’s Open House, and 2016’s Fan Girl.

The Last of Us currently stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, and Rutina Wesley as Maria. Season 2 is expected to be based on Naughty Dog’s acclaimed video game sequel The Last of Us Part II, which will feature a significant time jump introducing a now grown-up Ellie. Several new roles for the second season were recently cast, including that of the antagonist Abby.

Season 1 also featured Nico Parker, Anna Torv, Melanie Lynskey, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, and Storm Reid. It included guest-star appearances from the original video game’s actors Jeffrey Pierce, Merle Dandridge, Troy Baker, and Ashley Johnson as new characters.

Who writes The Last of Us?

The series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

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