Jeffrey Wright Will Reprise His THE LAST OF US PART II Role for the TV Series


The casting director of HBO The last of us television adaptation he did a pretty masterful job of gathering the right people to rehearse the various characters in the game. Pedro Pascal was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Joel, even. Many of the actors from the game appeared in the series playing other roles. Highlights include the game Ellie Ashley Johnson playing Ellie's mother and the game Joel Troy Baker as the cannibal James. During the first season, only Merle Dandridge as Marlene played her game character exactly. Season two will add Jeffrey Wright to that list.

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Seconds a variety, Oscar nominee Wright will play Isaac in the second season of the TV series. He also played Isaac in the controversial 2020 video game, The Last of Us Part II. The character is “the quietly powerful leader of a large militia group that sought freedom, but has instead become embroiled in an endless war against a surprisingly resourceful enemy.”

When you have an actor of Wright's caliber familiar with the property and the character, it's a no-brainer to try to bring him on board. Now we are even more excited The last of us return in 2025.

Kyle Anderson is the Senior Editor at Nerdist. He hosts the weekly pop culture dive Laser Focus podcast. You can find yours film and television reviews here. follow him Instagram i Mailbox d.


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