The showrunners behind the HBO adaptation of The Last Of Us have reportedly cast somebody in the role of Abby Anderson (H/T GamingBible, who shared a story from The Los Angeles Times). The only drawback is that the casting has been kept in-house, with nobody from HBO or Naughty Dog making an announcement on the chosen actor.
With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strikes entering their fourth month and with no indication of an ending in sight, we could be waiting some time for casting confirmation. Presumably, we will hear news on the decision from the showrunners once the strikes run their course. Once we know, so will you.
In the meantime, fans of the horror drama will continue to speculate who will play the character, considered controversial following the launch of The Last Of Us Part II in 2020. A popular theory is connected to Shannon Berry, known for her work on The Wilds. Berry does bear an uncanny resemblance to Abby Anderson, and more intriguingly, Berry is followed on social media by Neil Druckmann.
“I just hope the companies stop this soon. As a whole, I think the writers and actors are rather at peace with the decision, because we’re right and they’re wrong. And I think they know it, and I think they’re struggling to accept it. But they will, and it will end. We’re waiting for them to snap out of their insanity,” Mazin said of the strikes in the report. Mazin recently suggested that the casting for Abby had been finalised, explaining that the character “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.”
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