The Last of Us fans think Shannon Berry is playing Abby in season 2

7 September 2023, 19:22

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By Katie Louise Smith

Who will play Abby in The Last of Us season 2? Shannon Berry has emerged as the fan favourite to play the role.

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The Last of Us season 2 is on the way, and so is Abby Anderson... but who will play her in the HBO series?

If you've played the games, you'll know all about Abby in The Last of Us Part II. Abby is introduced in Part II as an antagonist. She's a playable main character in the original game too, which means she'll definitely be a huge part of the TV series moving forward.

This article will remain spoiler free in regards to her storyline details (if you know, you know and if you don't, well... thoughts and prayers), but now, co-creator Craig Mazin has confirmed the role has been cast. Fans are now speculating as to who the actor portraying her will be.

Thanks to the Instagram activity of co-creator Neil Druckmann, people think they've already figured out that Shannon Berry might be taking on the role.

Who will play Abby in The Last of Us season 2?

Who will play Abby in The Last of Us season 2? Shannon Berry emerges as the fan favourite
Who will play Abby in The Last of Us season 2? Picture: HBO, Naughty Dog

So, who does everyone have in mind for Abby? Shannon Berry, who recently played Dot in The Wilds on Prime Video, has been firmly perched right at the top of all the Abby fan castings over the past few months.

The Last of Us co-creator Neil Druckmann also follows her on Instagram, which has led fans to believe that she may have secured the role. (Nothing has been confirmed yet though, it's also purely speculation.)

On top of that, Shannon also follows both Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal, as well as the show's official account.

Reacting to the idea of Shannon portraying Abby opposite Pedro and Bella in the new season, fans have been posting side-by-side comparisons of the two of them.

"The vision is so beyond clear," one user wrote, alongside a fancam with footage of Shannon in The Wilds mashed up with footage of Abby from TLOU's gameplay.

Shannon even tweeted back in 2020 about how often she receives comments from people saying she looks exactly like Abby. In a now deleted tweet, Shannon wrote: "Ok I've seen too many people now say I look like Abby from The Last of Us and wow they're kind of right."

According to a new report from the LA Times, Craig Mazin has confirmed the role of Abby has been cast but is unable to announce, tease or drop any spoilers because of the ongoing writer and actor strikes.

Speaking about casting the role to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig also said: "The strike stopped us in our tracks. Things were in process. Look, 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."

Outside of Shannon Berry, fans have also mentioned various other actors who they think would be perfect to portray Abby in the series.

Katy O'Brian who recently played Jentorra in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has popped up a few times. Florence Pugh is also a popular choice. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Erin Kellyman also seems to be a name that keeps getting dropped into the conversation.

Who do you want to see play Abby in season 2?

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