Warning: Major spoilers ahead for The Last of Us Part II, which will be used to adapt The Last of Us season 2.The Last of Us season 2 is on the way, and a key figure in the show’s production has broken his silence on the various fan theories in a way that means great news for the franchise. The Last of Us’ showrunner addressed the season 2 predictions in a recent interview with GamesRadar, and he was very clear about his opinions regarding what he’s seen online. While he held back on the specifics of the theories he’s come across, his analysis of them is very intriguing.

The ending of The Last of Us season 1, episode 9 marked the conclusion of a very faithful adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game of the same name. Although the show’s inaugural season did stray from the source material at times, it did very little to drastically alter the established canon. Any changes that were made were largely to accommodate the change in medium from game to TV show. Hopefully, TheLast of Us season 2’s new cast members can add their talents into the mix and make sure the adaption of the second game goes just as well.

Craig Mazin’s The Last Of Us Season 2 Comments Are Great News For The HBO Show

The Last of Us’ co-showrunner has set up an exciting second season for all

Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller pointing a rifle and looking angry in The Last Of Us season 1 finale
Craig Mazin’s The Last Of Us Season 2 Comments Are Great News For The HBO Show

Speaking with GamesRadar, co-showrunner Craig Mazin said he’d been, “Monitoring things on the internet a little bit.” While Mazin praises the intelligence of the fans and said he enjoyed reading where the audience thinks The Last of Us season 2 is headed, he ultimately declared that, “Most of the theories are incorrect.” The showrunner didn’t make specific reference to any of the theories he was talking about, but the fact that so many of the common predictions aren’t going to feature in the show is very exciting news.

Neil Druckmann is also a showrunner on The Last of Us . Druckmann wrote and directed both The Last of Us games.

Even though The Last of Us season 1 only came out last year, the first game was released in 2013. In the decade between the game and the show, millions of people became familiar with the story. As such, fans of the source material could predict most of the events from The Last of Us season 1 timeline. While the same will likely be true of The Last of Us season 2, which will draw upon 2020’s The Last of Us Part II game, Mazin’s comments sound like the show will get even better for fans of the games.

Why It’s A Good Thing That Most The Last Of Us Season 2 Theories Are Wrong

Those familiar with The Last of Us Part II will still be surprised when watching the show

Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett as Bill and Frank in The Last of Us episode 3
Why It’s A Good Thing That Most The Last Of Us Season 2 Theories Are Wrong

With the exception of what happened to Bill and Frank in The Last of Us season 1, episode 3, “Long, Long Time,” most of the events in the adaptation also happened in the original game. As a result, there were very few surprises for those familiar with the source material. While certain elements of The Last of Us Part II have caused fans to attempt to extrapolate how the story will translate to the small screen, Craig Mazin’s denial that any of them are right implies The Last of Us season 2 will be even fresher for existing game fans.

Even though The Last of Us season 1 only came out last year, the first game was released in 2013. In the decade between the game and the show, millions of people became familiar with the story.

One of the biggest plot points from The Last of Us Part II is the death of Joel very early in the story. The famously brutal moment has understandably caused many to speculate whether The Last of Us season 2 will rework or even omit this scene from the show. With Mazin stating in the GamesRadar interview that, “Some of the conjecture is 28% correct,” this leaves a lot of room for various theories, such as how Joel’s death will unfold in the new format.

The Last Of Us Game Deviations Bode Well For The Possibility Of Season 3

The Last of Us Part II is too long to fit into just one season of television

Ellie dances with Dina in The Last of Us Part II
The Last Of Us Game Deviations Bode Well For The Possibility Of Season 3

From the sound of it, it seems as though Mazin will be making even more alterations and additions to the second game during the adaptation process. If so, then it becomes even less likely that The Last of Us season 2 will be able to accommodate all the events of The Last of Us Part II. The 2013 sequel to the first game can take up to 30 hours to complete, as the story follows both Ellie and a new character called Abby, who will be played by Kaitlyn Dever.

Joel’s fate will already be known to those who have played The Last of Us games, but there’s a way that the show could cleverly subvert expectations.

Trying to fit all the content from The Last of Us Part II into a single season of television was already a big ask. With Mazin teasing there’ll be more additions this time around, it only seems logical that The Last of Us season 3 will become an inevitability, so the story can unfold without it being rushed. That being said, The Last of Us needing a third season has long been one of the fan theories making the rounds, so if Mazin is claiming that most predictions are wrong, perhaps he has other ideas.