[Warning: This story contains spoilers for The Last of Us Episode 2, “Infected.”] “So there are not Super-infected that mold spores explode on you?” Ellie (Bella Ramsey) asked on Sunday The last of us. “Or the ones with split heads that see like bats in the dark?” The mention of spores was more than just a nod to the PlayStation video game, where masks are required for survivors to avoid inhaling infectious cordyceps spores – it could be a hint at things to come. Series showrunners and co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann confirmed this in an interview with OWteasing another mode of CBI transmission besides cordyceps vine bites.
“Part of the problem with the tracks is that you come across them quite a bit in the game, although not as much as people think, and if there are Which a lot of spores and they were airborne, that infection goes even faster,” Mazin said. “It’s hard to imagine anyone escaping it, and people would probably be wearing masks all the time. In the game, as soon as you leave a spore space, you’re like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa! Go a mile away.'”
While Episode 2 revealed more about how the cordyceps infection spreads with a focus on contagious bites, Mazin continued, “I don’t necessarily think we’ve eliminated spores from our show’s universe. We just haven’t gotten there yet. It’s “Maybe they’ll come back. Maybe we have a plan, is my point.”
Druckmann, who co-created and directed the video game, took notice The last of us the tracks of the game “didn’t live up to how realistic the show has become.”
“So we’ve had some conversations recently,” Druckmann said. “I was like, ‘Is there a way to get it done?’ If enough people show up on day 1, maybe we can show the tracks.”
HBO hasn’t renewed yet The last of us for season 2, but the series premiere on Jan. 15, titled “When You’re Lost in the Darkness,” was the most-watched debut in over a decade, behind only Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon. The January 22 episode, “Infected,” saw a 22% increase in viewership — the largest second-week viewership growth for an HBO Original drama series in HBO history.
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