The Last of Us is slowly preparing for its second season. The upcoming continuation of the iconic story will adapt The Last of Us Part 2. It’s still unclear if it’ll be a direct adaptation of the entire sequel or rather split up into multiple seasons given the story’s length. Still, the first two castings confirm that we’re not getting any unique take or original expansion, as the HBO show has found its Abby and Jesse.
The big addition is Kaitlyn Dever, who will take on the challenging role of Abby. Besides the stellar emotional performance the role offers, a lot of weight comes with tackling this character due to reactions to the original game it’s adapting. Not to give away any major spoilers, but it will be interesting to get a feeling of how they tackle that scene in general.
She’ll be joined by Young Mazino, who will take on the role of Jesse. While not the biggest role in the original story, he’s still an important recurring character. There’s still no news on how many from the original cast we can expect to return and if they’ll tackle the season the same way, but it’s great to see that things are getting moving on the second season. We’ll likely get a few major castings news in the weeks to come as they slowly start preparing for the production start.