In an exciting development for fans of The Last of Us, talented actress Kaitlyn Dever is reportedly in talks to take on the role of Abby in the highly anticipated second season of the hit HBO series.
The news comes from renowned journalist and critic Jeff Sneider, known for their accurate industry scoops.
Sources familiar with the project have revealed that Dever is poised to land the role of Abby, thanks to her outstanding performance in the recent Hulu film No One Will Save You, which premiered in September.
While she has had success across film and television, many PlayStation enthusiasts may also recognize Dever from her role as Cassie, Nate, and Elena’s daughter, in the Uncharted video game series.
Interestingly, Dever had previously auditioned for the role of Ellie in The Last of Us adaptation but narrowly missed out on securing the part.
However, due to the prolonged production process and the aging out of several actresses who were being considered, the casting process had to be reset. It seems that Dever’s impressive range and talent have caught the attention of the casting team once again.
Neil Druckmann, the creator of The Last of Us, has emphasized the need for the actor playing Ellie to embody a unique combination of toughness, vulnerability, wisdom beyond their years, and the potential for violence.
Ultimately, the role went to Bella Ramsey, who delivered a stunning performance that captured the essence of the beloved character.
Production for The Last of Us Season 2 is expected to commence in early 2024 now that the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have come to a close.
Rumors suggest that filming will kick off on January 7th in Vancouver, setting the stage for an exciting continuation of the gripping post-apocalyptic world.
It’s important to note that The Last of Us Season 2 will not cover the entirety of the events from The Last of Us Part 2.
Showrunner Craig Mazin confirmed earlier this year that the narrative of the game will be spread across multiple seasons, allowing for a more comprehensive and immersive adaptation.
As fans eagerly await the release of The Last of Us Season 2, the potential casting of Kaitlyn Dever as Abby adds another layer of anticipation and excitement to an already highly anticipated series.
With her proven talent and versatility, Dever has the potential to bring a captivating depth and complexity to the character, further enhancing the immersive experience of The Last of Us universe.