Kaitlyn Dever Will Play Abby in HBO's The Last of Us Season 2 1

It's official: we now know who will play the role of Abby in The Last of Us season 2 from HBO. Actress Kaitlyn Dever will play Ellie's vengeful enemy in the follow up to season 1, which recently scooped up several Emmy awards.

Dever is known for various roles in the likes of Unblievable, Dopesick, and Booksmart. The news comes via a report from Variety, confirming Dever's involvement. She was apparently "in talks" to play the part a couple of months ago, but now it's all official. The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog also shared the news on social media:

This won't be the first time Dever is involved in a project from this studio. She also voiced Cassie Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, so there was clearly already a relationship there. Actually, she voiced her wish to play the role of Ellie a few years ago. While that ultimately went to Bella Ramsey, it seems Dever is a fan of the game and the story.

What do you think of this casting? Are you excited to see Kaitlyn Dever's Abby in the show? Tell us in the comments section below.

[source variety.com]