HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Enlists Kaitlyn Dever for Season 2: A Boost to the Show’s Post-Apocalyptic Saga

HBO's 'The Last of Us' Enlists Kaitlyn Dever for Season 2 A Boost to the Show's Post-Apocalyptic Saga

Kaitlyn Dever, renowned for her enchanting performance in “Dopesick,” is set to join the talented cast of HBO’s critically acclaimed series, “The Last of Us.”

The post-apocalyptic drama, adapted from the beloved video game developed by Naughty Dog, is gearing up for its highly anticipated second season.

A scene in the movie ‘The Last of Us’

Dever will take on the pivotal role of Abby, a skilled soldier driven by a quest for vengeance, originally portrayed by Laura Bailey in the game’s sequel.

Dever’s casting was confirmed following the SAG-AFTRA strike’s resolution in November, and she has officially signed with HBO, which is co-producing the series with Sony Pictures Television. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will reprise their roles as Joel and Ellie, respectively, alongside Dever.

The show’s creative forces, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, expressed their excitement about Dever’s addition, emphasizing their commitment to finding exceptional talent that embodies the essence of the source material.

“The Last of Us” reveals in a world two decades after the collapse of modern civilization, where Joel, a seasoned survivor, must smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of a restrictive quarantine zone.

As they cross a devastated U.S., their journey becomes a harrowing exploration of survival and reliance. With critical acclaim and eight Emmy Awards under its belt, the series is poised for a thrilling second season, set to film in Vancouver.

Kaitlyn Dever’s impressive acting credits, including “Last Man Standing,” “Booksmart,” “Unbelievable,” and “Dopesick,” have earned her numerous nominations and awards, solidifying her status as a talented addition to the cast.