Don't worry: Pedro Pascal's injury not expected to delay filming on The Last of Us season 2

Pedro Pascal's injured arm isn't about to stop HBO from rolling on The Last of Us season 2 next month. Plus, Nick Offerman contemplates a spinoff about his character Bill.
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This was a big week for HBO's prestige zombie drama The Last of Us. Not only did it pick up eight Creative Arts Emmys, but we also learned who will play the key character of Abby in the upcoming second season: Kaitlyn Dever. And that second season is scheduled to start filming in February, just a month away! Everything is coming together.

One potential snag is lead actor Pedro Pascal, who plays Joel. He showed up to the Golden Globes earlier this week with his arm in a cast. Not that he owes it to anyone, but he offered only the barest explanation for what happened: "I fell."

Pascal seems fine, more or less, so hopefully the injury isn't too severe. It is pushing against the February start date for filming on The Last of Us season 2, though. Happily, according to Deadline, Pascal's injury isn't expected to delay production. Maybe he'll be fine by the time cameras start rolling, or perhaps they can shoot scenes that don't involve Joel—of which there will be plenty in season 2, assuming it follows the story of Naughty Dog's video game The Last of Us Part II—until he's all healed up.

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Could Nick Offerman get a miniseries about his character from The Last of Us?

Circling back to The Last of Us winning a bunch of awards, Nick Offerman took home an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor for his work as Bill the survivalist in the episode "Long, Long Time," which was quite possibly the best episode of television to air last year. The episode was unique, because it was basically a side story about Offerman's character falling in love with a man named Frank (Murray Bartlett) amidst the zombie apocalypse. Neither of the characters appeared before or after...but there's still time.

According to Offerman, someone has pitched the idea of a prequel show all about Bill and Frank. "I think we pitched a whole mini-series of a prequel of their lives before they meet each other," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It could be a musical," he quipped. "We're not short on ideas. We'll just see what [co-creators] Craig [Mazin] and Neil [Druckmann] come up with."

Thus far, HBO hasn't announced any spinoffs for The Last of Us; the show is only one season old, so it seems a little soon for that. But if it happens, we'll be there.

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