In early March 2020, we learned that HBO is working with Naughty Dog to bring to our screens an adaptation of the videogame The Last Of Us. As expected, everyone went crazy.
By the way, if you haven’t played the Playstation title, now is the best time to find out what this universe is all about before the series comes out. It’ll be worth it.
The story of The Last Of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that was torn apart after a deadly infection turned people into dangerous creatures. In this world, we meet Joel and Ellie, who seek to escape danger from both zombies and humans while discovering the possibility that they can develop a vaccine for the virus from Ellie’s blood.
There is no confirmed cast yet. However, since the HBO series was announced, fans of the video game have speculated about who could star in the series. One of the most discussed names to play Ellie is Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart and Unbelievable), and the actress has finally spoken out about it.
In an interview, Kaitlyn mentioned that she has already collaborated with Naughty Dog and is a fan of The Last Of Us. About participating in the series, she said, “I would absolutely love to do that, but I don’t know where it’s at yet, but… I love The Last of Us.”
We’ll have to wait to know what the showrunners’ plans are for the cast to find out whether or not Kaitlyn Dever will be in The Last Of Us. But the statement she gave and her excellent relationship with Neil Druckmann (director of the videogame) may make it possible for fans to have the dream cast for this ambitious series.