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Last week, we brought you word that Bill actor Nick Offerman had already pitched the prospect of a The Last of Us HBO spin-off, one following Bill and Frank, specifically. Well, showrunner Craig Mazin has doused any hope of that happening, definitively stating: "There won't be more Bill and Frank."

Mazin made the comments to Deadline (thanks, Eurogamer), explaining that Offerman had just been joking, no doubt riding high following the actor's Emmy win. It's not that the idea of a mini-series looking at their lives before meeting is a bad one per se; instead, Bill and Frank's story has already been told in the context of the show: "I'm very proud of the episode we did with Bill and Frank. We are very happy with what we achieved."

In other The Last of Us HBO news, the show has cast critical roles, announcing the actors who will play Abby, Dina, and Jesse. The Last of Us Part II Remastered is now available on PS5, in case you want to relive the story ahead of the show. You can read or watch our full thoughts on the matter in our review.

Are there other spin-offs you'd like to see HBO explore? What about a Black Mirror-style anthology of episodes looking at the stories of unseen survivors, like Ish from the first game? Tell your own tale in the comments section below.

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