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Neil Druckmann On Negative Criticism Over The Last Of Us Part 2: "I Don't Care"

The HBO series co-creator and video game creative director is just focusing on what's best for TV.


Don't hold your breath that the next season of HBO's The Last of Us will change up things to address criticism regarding the sequel to the video game. Series co-creator Neil Druckmann isn't concerned with the Part 2 feedback whatsoever.

"I don't care," Druckmann told GQ when asked about how a minor segment of players strongly disliked how the story unfolded in The Last of Us: Part 2. "How they react is how they react, that is completely outside of our control. So how do we make the best TV show version of that story? That's the problem that we wrestle with every day."

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The Last of Us show co-creator Craig Mazin followed up Druckmann by mentioning that at least the audience is emotionally invested. "To the extent that the storylines move people to rage, confusion, or disappointment, or anger," Mazin said. "Well that, I suppose, is preferable to the worst possible outcome, which is indifference."

Looking ahead, The Last of Us Season 2 won't cover all the events of the video game sequel. Mazin wouldn't confirm how many seasons would be needed, but did say it'd be more than one.

It's a possibility that The Last of Us Season 2 will start filming later this year. The Season 1 finale just aired last night, March 12. Star Pedro Pascal talked about the episode and Joel's choice in a behind-the-scenes video.

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