HBO has solid the position of Abby for its second season of The Final of Us.
As beforehand suspected, Kaitlyn Dever has secured the half. Dever was initially thought of for the position of Ellie earlier than the difference grew to become a TV present, and the actress had aged out of consideration.
The Booksmart and Dopesick actress will be a part of Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Bella Ramsey’s Ellie when filming begins subsequent month.
Sharing the information on social media, Naughty Dog mentioned it was “thrilled” to see Kaitlyn Dever be a part of the present. “We will not wait to see her journey unfold on TV,” it wrote with an accompanying muscle emoji.
Collection co-creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin added: “Our casting course of for season two has been similar to season one: we search for world-class actors who embody the souls of the characters within the supply materials.
“Nothing issues greater than expertise, and we’re thrilled to have an acclaimed performer like Kaitlyn be a part of Pedro, Bella and the remainder of our household” (thanks, THR).
On his social media feed, Druckmann mentioned he was “stoked” to work with Dever once more, with the actress beforehand taking part in Nate and Elena’s daughter Cassie in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Finish.
The showrunner additionally added a hammer and wolf emoji, a nod to Abby’s in-game personna (however I’ll say no extra).
The second season of The Final of Us is because of air in 2025. It won’t cowl everything of the second recreation, however it’ll have “much more contaminated” than within the first season.