HBO’s The Last of Us may have found its Abby for Season 2 – and it’s former Ellie candidate Kaitlyn Dever who could be cast. Entertainment insider Jeff Sneider reports that the Unbelievable actress is “in talks” to take the role of the controversial character, who was playable as a second protagonist in The Last of Us: Part 2.
Dever’s casting would be interesting, as series creator Neil Druckmann previously confirmed she was one of many names in the running to fulfil the role of Ellie, before Bella Ramsey was ultimately selected. According to Sneider, should she land the role it’ll primarily be down to her performance in the 2023 alien invasion movie, No One Will Save You.
Obviously, Abby is crucially important to The Last of Us’ plot, especially considering how things play out with Joel in the sequel. While we won’t dig too deeply into story spoilers here, the character is presented as a kind of antagonist in the early stages of the follow-up, before she embarks on a kind of redemption arc in the second half of the story.