Variety studies that as showrunner and first author on The Final of Us season 1, Craig Mazin, has been on strike since Could 1, present auditions for the sophomore season adapting the smash-hit Ps franchise have been paused. Beforehand, as a consequence of a scarcity of obtainable scripts for season 2, the HBO sequence had purportedly been auditioning new expertise utilizing online game developer Naughty Canine’s personal scripts for The Last of Us: Part 2, which season 2 of the present will adapt in part.
Neither Mazin, nor Naughty Canine’s co-president and present co-writer Neil Druckmann, have been engaged on The Final of Us season 2 in any capability for the reason that WGA introduced a strike originally of Could. The sequence remains to be presently anticipated to begin filming in early 2024, though at this early stage of the strike—and little to no indicators that studios are anyplace near coming to the desk on the WGA’s calls for—plans are going to be in flux.
The Final of Us turns into the newest main style present to be publicly impacted by the strike. Fellow HBO sequence House of the Dragon has continued manufacturing by itself sophomore season with no writing workers on set, as have sequence reminiscent of The Rings of Power at Amazon and Disney+’s Andor—the latter of which was briefly embroiled in controversy when it was alleged that showrunner Tony Gilroy had continued to work in a producing capability on the sequence, partially to Disney’s own internal demands to its multi-hyphenate artistic expertise, just for Gilroy to publicly clarify that he had ceased engaged on the sequence.
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