HBO announced on Tuesday that it is adding Kaitlyn Dever to the cast of The Last of Us for Season 2, based on the 2020 The Last of Us Part II. Dever will play Abby, a character from the Last of Us video games, she is one three major cast additions for the upcoming second season.
The Last of Us’ story takes place twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel (Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie (Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
The cast of Season 1, 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 as 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.
Dever is known for her roles in the sitcom Last Man Standing, the film Booksmart as well as the limited series Unbelievable, which earned her a Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations, and Dopesick, which landed her an Emmy, Critics Choice and Globe nominations.