season 2 of The Last of Us of HBO it will have better scenes starring the infected, according to showrunner Craig Mazin. The Last of Us is one of the most acclaimed games of all time and the way its story is told made it an obvious choice for a faithful adaptation. The game is incredibly cinematic and full of fantastic characters, ultimately leading to a critically acclaimed adaptation that immediately got the green light for Season 2. That being said, many are wondering how they’ll pull off the second season, since the second game it has a non-linear story, a lot more moving parts, and it’s a lot longer.
Deadline recently sat down with The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin to discuss what fans can expect from season two. In particular, it seems that Mazin is aware that the lack of infected in the first season was one of the criticisms. They are a huge in-game threat and only have one or two sequences in the entire first season. Mazin noted that they will continue to push the technology they have with the infected to better deliver scenes with these types of characters.
“We’re certainly going to push the technology that we use as well. We learned a lot, particularly regarding the infected and how to best deliver scenes with them. So, we’re going to keep moving the bar up and up and up. That is our call to arms.”
Human enemies play a bigger role in the second game, as it’s much more of a revenge story, so you’re fighting a number of different factions. There are still infected and there is a very key sequence in the second game with a horrible monster. However, depending on how they adapt the second game, that sequence may not appear until the third season.