'The Last Of Us': Danny Ramirez, Ariela Barer, Tati Gabrielle & Spencer Lord Join Season 2 Cast

Here’s more casting news for “The Last Of Us” as production on the HBO show’s second season continues. Deadline reports that Danny RamirezAriela BarerTati Gabrielle, and Spencer Lord will join the Season 2 cast, each playing characters fans of the video game will recognize. Let’s break down who’s who.

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Ramirez, who “Top Gun: Maverick” fans will remember as the pilot “Fanboy,” signs on to play Manny, a soldier with positive vibes who’s uncertain about the future. Fresh off of “How To Blow Up A Pipeline,” Barer plays Mel, a young doctor. “You” star Gabrielle plays Nora, a military medic with personal demons, and “Riverdale” actor Lord plays Owen, a man who may be too gentle to deal with the reality he’s living in.

The four actors join other new cast members Kaitlyn Dever, Isabel MercedYoung Manzino, and Catherine O’Hara, who were all cast for Season 2 earlier this year. Expect more cast announcements as the next season of “The Last Of Us” continues shooting.

Based the Naughty Dog game series, “The Last Of Us” takes place in a post-apocalyptic US where civilization has collapsed after a fungal-based pandemic. Twenty years after collapse, Pedro Pascal‘s Joe get hired to smuggle Bella Ramsay‘s Ellie across a quarantine zone because, since Ellie is immune to the infection, she may hold a cure for humanity. But Joe and Ellie’s travels prove more devastating than either of them could predict.

Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann‘s show was by far HBO’s biggest new series last year, setting all sorts of viewership records and receiving 24 Emmy nods. It won 8 awards at the ceremony in January, including Oustanding Guest Actor and Guest Actress for Nick Offerman and Storm Reid, respectively. Other cast includes Gabriel LunaAnna TorvNico ParkerMurray BartlettMelanie LynskeyMerle DandrigeJeffrey PierceLamar JohnsonKeivonn WoodardGraham GreeneElaine MilesAshley Johnson, and Troy Baker.

“The Last Of Us” Season 2 won’t premiere on HBO until 2025, but stay tuned for more news about the upcoming season.