Showrunner Craig Mazin has confirmed that the casting process for somebody to play Abby Anderson in the second season of The Last of Us had begun prior to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes commencing.
The live-action adaptation of the popular video game of the same name shocked the world that games could indeed work as a mature series, something that showrunners Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and original developer Neil Druckmann helped prove to gamers and streamers alike.
Abby Has “Maybe” Been Cast In Season 2
While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mazin teased that they had “maybe” found the right person to play Abby as the casting was in process, pre-strike.
“The strike stopped us in our tracks. Things were in process,” is what Mazin had to say about the hunt for Abby, as well as confirming that “Abby was the first role that we wanted to tackle.”
“We’ve got a pretty good track record of making major cast announcements and people going, “Really?” which will probably continue. So people may disagree, but I think we got it right so far and the audience seems to feel we got it right and the Academy seems to feel we got it right.”
Judging by Mazin’s confirmation, it potentially sounds as if they have their eyes set on somebody to star as Abby in the second season of The Last of Us, but believe that it may shock fans once announced.
HBO’s second season of The Last of Us does not yet have a release date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter