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HBO’s The Last of Us may have cast its most controversial character

HBO's The Last of Us TV show might be looking ahead to The Last of Us Part 2 already, as Neil Druckmann could have already the sequel's most divisive character.

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HBO’s The Last of Us Season 1 debuted recently, but there is still plenty to get through before we reach The Last of Us Part 2’s story. Released in 2020, the sequel was a critical success but divided Naughty Dog fans over its gruelling and brutal story. One character in specific, Abby Anderson, is still the subject of debate among fans. As the showrunners look ahead to Season 2, some players are convinced Neil Druckmann has cast Abby already.

The Last of Us Part 2 still ignites the fires of fan discussion to this day. There’s plenty to love about the ambitious sequel, but many players will likely cite Abby Anderson when it comes to the game’s controversial elements. If you’re new to The Last of Us, we’ll spare you the heartbreak for now. However, despite being known for enacting one of the game’s most harrowing moments, players later get to unearth Abby’s inner turmoil.

We’re early into the show’s first season, but eagle-eyed Naughty Dog fans claim that co-president Neil Duckmman may have found the show’s Abby.

Neil Druckmann recently just started following popular fancast choice for Abby, Shannon Berry on Instagram! from ThelastofusHBOseries

The Last of Us show subreddit member ‘thelazure‘ notes that “Neil Druckmann is following popular fancast choice for Abby, Shannon Berry on Instagram.” Shannon Berry has emerged as a popular choice for Abby since the show’s debut, with the actress’s older tweets fuelling the rumour mill.

“Okay, I’ve seen too many people now say I look like Abby from The Last of Us [Part 2] and wow they’re kind of right,” Berry says in a tweet months after Part 2’s release. Berry’s Twitter is since inactive. The casting process for the show began back in 2020, with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey’s involvement receiving official confirmation in February of the following year.

It is possible that Berry is waiting in the wings for Season 2 to begin. Furthermore, Berry is also following many of the show’s members, as well as the official HBO’s The Last of Us account. Druckmann and the show’s co-writer Craig Mazin are playing their cards close to their chest, but with Season 1 sweeping across the board critically, it won’t be long before we dive into the next chapter.

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