Four Stars Join the Cast of “The Last of Us” for Season Two

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March 5, 2024

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Fans have been eagerly awaiting the second season of HBO’s critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama “The Last of Us.” Now that the strikes are over, the new season is finally coming. News has come via Deadline that the series has just added four new cast members.

Expanding the Post-Apocalyptic World

Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation), Ariela Barer (“Runaways”), Tati Gabrielle (Uncharted), and “The Good Doctor” actor Spencer Lord have officially joined the series, adding new depth and intrigue to the already stellar ensemble.

These newcomers join the previously announced additions Catherine O’Hara, Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, and Young Mazino as Jesse. Together, they will collaborate with the returning cast, including Pedro Pascal (Joel), to bring the story’s next chapter to life.


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Danny Ramirez, Tati Gabrielle, Ariela Barer, Spencer Lord

New Characters

Danny Ramirez takes on the role of Manny, a soldier described as possessing a positive outlook despite past trauma and the constant fear of letting down his loved ones.
Ariela Barer portrays Mel, a young doctor whose unwavering dedication to saving lives is put to the test by the harsh realities of war and societal divisions.
Tati Gabrielle steps into the shoes of Nora, a military medic grappling with the burden of her past mistakes.
Spencer Lord brings Owen to life, a gentle soul forced into the role of a warrior, burdened by a conflict within himself as he fights against an enemy he harbors no hatred for.

A World in Peril: Awaits Season Two’s Premiere

While an official premiere date for season two of “The Last of Us” remains under wraps, it is expected to arrive sometime in 2025. As anticipation builds, these new additions to the cast offer exciting possibilities for the direction of the narrative and the complexities of the characters facing the challenges of this unforgiving world.

With its established foundation, talented cast, and captivating story universe, season two of “The Last of Us” promises to be an enthralling continuation of the award-winning series, offering a deeper exploration of the characters and their world.

A Hit

To say the first season of  The “Last of Us” was a hit is an understatement. The series took home eight Emmy Awards and won over 60 other awards and 131 nominations in all. Over 8 million people tuned in for Its season finale. Here’s a look back at the trailer for its first season.

Where to Watch

Don’t worry if you don’t have an HBO subscription. You can now watch season one of the series on VUDU and Apple TV.


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