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HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 Teases Controversial Game Scene

Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann has tweeted a peculiar poster for HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2, and it teases something fans will instantly recognize if they’ve played The Last of Us Part II.

Spoilers ahead, so proceed at your own risk.

The controversial scene behind HBO’s The Last of Us Season 2 tease

The full image can be viewed below:

This poster was originally shared for Outbreak Day back in 2017 but players will know exactly what Druckmann did here.

Yes, he’s hinting at Abby‘s appearance. And now there’s a chance the next season will show her brutally clubbing Joel to death in front of a distressed Ellie.

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In a recent interview, Druckmann and co-producer Craig Mazin confirmed that the second season will not be enough to cover the entirety of The Last of Us Part 2 and it will deviate from the video game a bit. As a result, many wondered if Joel’s death will make it into the next season or not, especially since the game shifts timelines. If Abby does turn up in Season 2 as teased, Joel might not hang around until the third season.

As for when the next season will air, Ellie actress Bella Ramsey reckons that we’ll be waiting until late 2024 or early 2025. Filming is expected to begin later this year.