Season 2 of HBO’s The Final of Us will star Kaitlyn Dever as Abby Anderson, the antagonist (and playable protagonist) of the online game The Final of Us Half 2, HBO and developer Naughty Canine introduced Tuesday.
Dever will be a part of returning forged members Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie within the subsequent season of HBO’s adaptation of the post-apocalyptic online game sequence.
A Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, Dever is finest identified for her roles in movies like Booksmart and No One Can Save You, and TV sequence Justified and Dopesick. She additionally appeared in Naughty Canine’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Finish as Cassie, daughter of Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher.
Abby in The Final of Us Half 2 was portrayed by longtime Naughty Canine collaborator and veteran voice actor Laura Bailey — who made a short cameo in season 1 of HBO’s The Final of Us as a nurse within the ultimate episode, “Search for the Gentle.” Abby’s in-game look was based mostly on two different girls: face mannequin Jocelyn Mettler and athlete Colleen Fotsch. The fictional occasions of The Final of Us Half 2 additionally led to the ladies who portrayed Abby being harassed by supposed followers of Naughty Canine’s video games, together with quite a few loss of life threats towards them.
The function of Abby might be a vital one to the story of season 2 (and probably season 3) of The Final of Us. The story of Naughty Canine’s sequel, set years after the unique sport, centered on the repercussions of Joel and Ellie’s decisions within the first chapter; gamers skilled the ensuing battle from two views, enjoying as each Ellie and Abby over the course of The Final of Us Half 2’s prolonged story.
Season 2 of The Final of Us doesn’t have an introduced launch date, however doubtless received’t arrive till 2025. It’s unlikely to be the ultimate season, particularly if it maintains the success of the primary. Present creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann have mentioned the remaining story of The Final of Us will span “a couple of season.”