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Following our first official look at HBO's The Last of Us adaptation's second season, another actor that players of The Last of Us: Part 2 will no doubt recall has reportedly been cast. Jeffrey Wright, who plays the enigmatic leader of the Washington Liberation Front (WLF) militia in the game, will reprise his role in the show's eagerly anticipated next season.

As reported by Variety, Wright has officially joined the show's cast alongside returning series leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. His character is described as: "The quietly powerful leader of a large militia group who sought liberty but instead has become mired in an endless war against a surprisingly resourceful enemy." Previously announced cast members for this season include Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Isabela Merced as Dina, Young Mazino as Jesse, Ariela Barer as Mel, Tati Gabrielle as Nora, Spencer Lord as Owen, and Danny Ramirez as Manny. Catherine O'Hara will also guest-star in an undisclosed role.

Wright is a five-time Emmy Award nominee and was recently nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his role in the film American Fiction. In addition to his role in The Last of Us: Part II, readers may recognise Wright from his work as James Gordon in The Batman and Bernard Lowe in the Westworld series.

What do you think of Jeffrey Wright reprising his The Last of Us Part II role in the second HBO adaptation season? Can his inclusion be used to glean the scope of the season? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.