The Last of Us – Who Could Play the Character of Abby in HBO’s Upcoming Show?

Who could play Abby in HBO's The Last of Us?

February 18, 2021

While we don’t know what actors will be cast alongside The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal as Joel and Game of Thrones badass Bella Ramsey, we do know that Pedro and Bella will be joined by Riley, Ellie’s girlfriend from The Last of Us DLC, Left Behind, while accompanied by Tess, Marlene, and Maria. Going by Director Neil Druckmann’s tweet, even though he blanked out the four letters, the badass Abby could be making an appearance which is fascinating news. Ever since The Last of Us TV series was announced, fans had been trying to guess who would be the show’s Ellie and Joel, and now that we know this information, let’s move onto who could play Abby Anderson, the playable false protagonist of The Last of Us Part Part 2.

As stated in the Hollywood Reporter last year, the HBO series will cover the events of the original game with the possibility of additional content based on the game sequel, The Last of Us Part 2 so it looks like there is a very big possibility that Abby will be cast at some point throughout the series. The question that needs to be asked how is: who would we want to play her? You may have your own opinions on this but here are some of mine.

Jodie Comer

You may know Comer from her role as the badass Russian assassin, Villanelle, in the British comedy-drama spy thriller, Killing Eve. Not only do I think Comer has the acting ability to play Abby but also going by how she took on the role as Villanelle, it certainly wouldn’t be a huge jump for her to slip into the shoes of the revengeful and fierce Abby Anderson.

Julia Garner

All you have to do is watch Garner in her role as Ruth Langmore in Ozark to know that this actress would kill the part of Abby. Not to be messed with is her middle name and she’d gladly break your nose if you got on the wrong side of her. As we have seen throughout Ozark, Garner showcased that her character as Langmore did have a softer side, and given that Abby also expresses her vulnerability in The Last of Us Part 2, it wouldn’t be a stretch of Garner’s acting skills to incorporate both abilities if she were to take on Abby’s persona.

Maisie Williams

Now, I know what you are thinking. Yes, Maisie was one of the fan favorites to play Ellie in HBO’s The Last of Us but now that it’s obviously not happening, you can certainly see why she could be in the running for the role of Abby. Just by watching her performance in Game of Thrones as the determined and fearless Arya Stark, Maisie showcased that she wasn’t a little girl any longer and that she was more than capable of taking on many of the show’s villains as well as that incredible scene at the end of season eight with the Night King.

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Regina King

I understand that King is over twice the age of Abby in The Last of Us Part 2 who is in her early 20s but come on, we all know that this incredibly talented actress would kill the entire show with her portrayal of Ms. Anderson. I can dream, can’t I?

Who would you like to play as Abby when the time comes for her to, hopefully, make her grand entrance into the much-anticipated show? There are plenty of amazing actors out there for you to choose from, that’s for sure. To keep you going until we get to hear when we can actually watch HBO’s The Last of Us, why not check out some of the best fan art of Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal gathered from across the internet.

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Rachael (She/Her), who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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