Not only is The Last of Us a critical smash for HBO, audiences have been tuning in as well. The premiere has been seen by 22 million viewers and counting, so this is legitimately the big hit that the network was hoping for. As such, they’ve made a pretty obvious decision about the future of the video game adaptation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, those big numbers have convinced HBO to renew the show for season two. It’s not a surprise, considering the follow-up game is supposedly even more cinematic, but it’s good to know, as we watch along with season one, that these characters (as well as the show itself0 aren’t going anywhere. HBO is their home for the foreseeable future.