The Last of Us is suspending casting and production of its second season due to a writers’ strike

The last of us It was the last series seen They were affected by the writers’ strike. The HBO Max series created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann has been forced to Pre-production commentary for the second seasonwhich was in the process of selecting new actors, because the scripts had not yet been written and there were no scenes prepared for them to interpret their characters.

At first, in the auditions (in which their model was not present because Mazen supports the strike) the actors were asked to read parts of It is taken directly from the second part of the video game upon which the new episodes will be based. The process was unproductive because the scenes were not written for the series, but rather for the game, and lacked the intensity needed to determine whether or not the actors fit the profile the characters would have.

This comment to produce The last of us At such an early stage in the process he demonstrates the importance of the role scriptwriters play Through all stages of achieving a series. It’s essential from concept development to post-production, the stage where scripts are rewritten by adjusting the structure.

A scene from the second installment of The Last of Us video game

According to initial plans, that is, before the writers’ strike was called, filming for the second season of the series was scheduled to begin in Vancouver in early 2024. At the moment, It is not known when pre-production work will resumewhich won’t be able to start until Craig Mazin joins in to write the screenplays.

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The co-creator and officiant of the series took part in a sit-down this week with colleagues from the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Mazen Not written or produced, and thus not participating in the casting process for the new season. Neil Druckmann, series co-creator, writer and creative director of the games, is not currently working on the second season of the series.

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A number of series have been affected by the strike since it began on May 2. One of the most prominent paralysis of their productions is Season 2 of Andor On Disney+ and later Weird things on Netflix.

Others, like Dragon house And Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power They’ve been able to continue filming their second seasons, because they have scripts already written, and their productions aren’t interrupted by strikes because they’re filming in the UK.

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