Catherine O’Hara, beloved for her iconic roles in “Schitt’s Creek” and numerous other projects, is set to make her mark in the world of “The Last of Us.” The acclaimed actress is joining the cast of the highly anticipated second season of the HBO drama series, which is based on the renowned video game franchise developed by Naughty Dog.
O’Hara’s role in the series remains undisclosed, adding an air of mystery and anticipation to her involvement. She joins an impressive ensemble cast that includes newcomers Kaitlyn Dever, Young Mazino, and Isabela Merced, alongside returning stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, who will reprise their roles as Joel and Ellie, respectively.
The first season of “The Last of Us” chronicles a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a deadly pandemic, where Joel, a seasoned survivor, is tasked with escorting Ellie, a young girl, across treacherous terrain. Season 2 will delve into the events of “The Last of Us: Part II,” picking up five years after the conclusion of the first season.
Settled in Jackson, Wyoming, Joel and Ellie find a semblance of peace amid a thriving survivor community. However, their tranquility is shattered by a violent incident, prompting Ellie to embark on a harrowing journey in search of justice and closure.
Executive produced by co-showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, “The Last of Us” boasts a talented lineup of directors for its upcoming season, including Mark Mylod, Nina Lopez-Corrado, Stephen Williams, Kate Herron, and returning director Peter Hoar. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and features a stellar team of executive producers, including Carolyn Strauss, Jacqueline Lesko, Cecil O’Connor, and others.
With Catherine O’Hara’s addition to the cast, anticipation for “The Last of Us” Season 2 continues to build, promising audiences another gripping chapter in this captivating saga.