The Last of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann has spoken a bit about a potential Tommy-focused follow-up story that would have taken place after 2020’s The Last of Us Part II.
In Grounded II: The Making of The Last of Us Part II, Druckmann gave some details about a follow-up story to The Last of Us Part II that would have followed Joel’s brother, Tommy Miller. Though it was written, the story fell to the wayside as Naughty Dog prioritized fixing its pipeline and “work-life balance issues,” though the co-creator notes it could still be released in some form.
“I did some other interview where someone asked me about The Last of Us and would there be any more stories, or something,” Druckmann stated. “And I mentioned, we have written a story that takes place after Last of Us 2 that stars Tommy, and I hope, one day, we get to make it.
“The headlines across the industry were like, ‘Naughty Dog has outlined The Last of Us Part 3,’ and that’s actually wrong. It was always a small story. It was never a full title. At the time, we had higher priorities at Naughty Dog, like to fix our pipeline, to fix our work-life balance issues — just based on where we were, I didn’t want to prioritize this story, so that story was shelved. I still believe one day it will see the light of day. I don’t know if it’ll be a game or a show… TBD.”
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Who is making the TV version of The Last of Us?
The series is executive produced and co-written by Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and original game writer Neil Druckmann, who is also serving as one of the directors. It is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Executive producers are Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.