The Last of Us is already widely regarded as one of the best video game adaptations of all time, with critics and fans giving the show’s direction, tone, performances and writing huge amounts of praise – not least for the portrayal of gay couple Bill and Frank.
Following the news that The Last of Us – everyone’s favourite fungal, post-Armageddon survival series, based on the video game of the same name – will be returning for a second season, here’s what fans can expect from Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie.
The first season is expected to cover all of the events of the first video game The Last of Us, and, while Mazin and Druckmann have not explicitly confirmed it, they have hinted that a second season would cover the events of the sequel video game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In episode two, Ellie tells Tess that she was bitten while exploring an abandoned mall by herself and she also pointedly tells Tess that she doesn’t have a boyfriend. In the game, these events are covered by an expansion called “Left Behind”, where we learn that Ellie was not alone, but with a friend called Riley, and that Ellie’s feelings towards Riley go deeper than friendship, but there are far too many zombies/cannibals/militaristic dictators to fully explore any sort of romantic relationship for Ellie.