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‘The Last of Us’ Adds Quartet to Season 2 Cast

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HBO is building out the cast for season two of The Last of Us.

The hit series based on the video game franchise has added four actors to its ensemble: Danny Ramirez, Ariela Barer, Tati Gabrielle and Spencer Lord. Their casting comes as the show is gearing up to begin production in the spring, for a likely 2025 premiere.

The four new additions to the cast join the previously announced Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Young Mazino and Catherine O’Hara. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are set to return in their lead roles of Joel and Ellie.

The Last of Us is set in 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Season one centered on Joel and Ellie’s journey out of a quarantine zone and across what’s left of the United States as they came to depend on each other for survival.

In season two, Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) will play Manny, a loyal soldier whose sunny outlook belies a fear that he’ll let his friends down. Barer (Runaways) will play Mel, a young doctor committed to saving lives amid war and tribalism. Gabrielle (You, The 100) plays Nora, a military medic struggling to come to terms with her past. Lord (Family Law) will play Owen, a gentle soul in a warrior’s body who’s fighting an enemy he refuses to hate.

The Last of Us is a co-production between HBO and Sony Pictures Television. Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann (the creator of the TLOU game franchise) created the series and executive produce with Carolyn Strauss, Jacqueline Lesko, Cecil O’Connor, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan and Evan Wells.

Ramirez is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, Viewpiont and Hansen Jacobson. Barer is repped by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Verve and Felker Toczek. Gabrielle is repped by CAA, manager Deidre Graham and Attorney Darrell Milleof FoxRothschild. Lord is repped by RED Management.

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