A sequel to Death Stranding is currently in production, according to Norman Reedus, who plays protagonist Samuel “Sam” Porter Bridges in the original game.
In an interview with Leo Edit published on May 17, Reedus nonchalantly mentions that “we just started the second one” and “we just started part two of that” in reference to Death Stranding.
Here is the interview snippet:
Okay, so you got the book going on, you’ve got the final season [of AMC’s The Walking Dead] coming out, then the spinoff, and you’re filming Death Stranding, the video game.
Reedus: “We just started the second one.”
How did that come about?
Reedus: “Guillermo Del Toro, who gave me my first movie, called me up and said, ‘Hey, there’s a guy named Hideo Kojima, he’s gonna call you, just say yes.’ And I go, ‘What do you mean just say yes?’ He goes, ‘Stop being an asshole, just say yes.’ Then I was in San Diego and Hideo came with a big group of people, he’s from Tokyo, and he showed me what he was working on on a game called Silent Hill. I was blown away by what he was showing me, and I was like, ‘Yes, let’s do this.” It’s not Ms. Pacman; it’s so realistic, it’s so futuristic, it’s so complicated and beautiful, and I was completely blown away.
“It took me maybe two or three years to finish all the motion capture sessions and everything. It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that.”