Prior to the release of The Last of Us TV show, co-showrunner Craig Mazin hinted that the HBO adaptation would explore the interiority of the infected more, that viewers would feel a little more empathy towards the cordyceps-ravaged humans than players did in the games.
While there was some glimpse of this in the first season, such as the inclusion of how the infected are able to sense where people are, using a kind of hive mind, there wasn't so much infected action, which did lead to some fan backlash.
But in the next season, Mazin has said more will be shown. Related: We Don’t Need More Ellie Flashbacks In The Last Of Us Season 2 On HBO's The Last of Us podcast, co-showrunner Craig Mazin said that it'll be, "something that I think we will be exploring further in the next season". "I think this time around, we were learning so much about how to create the Infected and how to televise them in a way that was exciting and didn't seem goofy or weird or artificial", he continued. "I think we figured out that.
I think this next season, the interconnectivity of them, and the risk of stepping on the wrong thing, that stuff is going to be brough forward more for sure".Read more on thegamer.com