Naughty Dog and HBO are making public lots of new cast members joining the fray in The Last of Us Season 2. The string of announcements continues today, with the reveal that Dina will be played by Isabela Merced.
Known for roles in movies like Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Sicario 2: Soldado, and Instant Family, the actress will play Ellie's love interest, Dina, in the TV adaptation's second season. Reported by Variety, here's what showrunners Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin had to say about the casting: "Dina is warm, brilliant, wild, funny, moral, dangerous and instantly lovable... You can search forever for an actor who effortlessly embodies all of those things, or you can find Isabela Merced right away. We couldn’t be prouder to have her join our family.”
As mentioned, this isn't the only cast announcement to be made recently. It's also been revealed that Kaitlyn Dever and Young Mazino will fill the roles of Abby and Jesse respectively.