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Kaitlyn Dever Secures Role as Abby in Season 2 of HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’

Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick) has joined HBO’s smash hit, The Last of Us. She is one of the three main additions to the cast of the upcoming second season of the post-apocalyptic drama, based on the video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for PlayStation. Dever will portray the new most prominent character of the second season, Abby, joining the stars of the series Pedro Pascal, who plays Joel, and Bella Ramsey, who is Ellie.

Kaitlyn Dever Secures Role as Abby in Season 2 of HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’

When it was revealed that the second season of The Last of Us would be based on The Last of Us Part II of 2020, the attention of fans immediately focused on Abby, one of the two central playable characters of the game along with Ellie.

Dever’s name emerged as the favorite for the post shortly after the finals of the SAG-AFTRA showdown in November. Ultimately an agreement was reached with HBO, which would coproduce the series with Sony Pictures Television.

Abby, portrayed by Dever, is a skilled soldier whose vision of the world in black and white is challenged while seeking revenge for her loved ones. In the game, the character was portrayed by Laura Bailey.

“Our casting process for the second season is identical to that of the first: we look for world-class actors who can embody the souls of the characters in the original material”, said Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, co-creators of The Last of Us. writers, producing executives and directors. “Nothing matters more than talent and we are thrilled to have an artist as acclaimed as Kaitlyn, Pedro, Bella and the rest of our family.”

The history of The Last of Us takes place twenty years after the destruction of modern civilization. Joel (Pascal), a surviving empedernido, is hired to rescue contraband to Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, from an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon turns into a brutal and disappointing journey, as both must cross the United States and depend on one another to survive.

The cast of season 1, which took place in Calgary, Alberta, also included Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid Like Riley. , Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, Elaine Miles as Florence, Ashley Johnson as Anna and Troy Baker as James.

As Deadline revealed in March, season 2 will film in Vancouver, which is an important part of the video game history. The Last of Us Part II will take place in the Pacific Northwest. It is expected that the production will start in February.

The Last of Us is written and produced by Mazin and Druckmann. Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Rose Lam are also executive producers.

After the Creative Arts part of the Emmy Awards 2023, The Last of Us headlined the list of winners with two trophies, including the Awards for Guest Actor in a Dramatic Series for Offerman and Reid.

Dever is known for his roles in the comedy Last Man Standing, the film Booksmart and the limited series Unbelievable, which won Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations, and Dopesick, which won Emmy, Critics Choice and Globe nominations. He is represented by UTA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan.

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