Catherine O’Hara Joins The Last Of Us Season 2 Cast: Report
Catherine O’Hara Joins The Last Of Us Season 2 Cast: Report
Catherine O’Hara is likely to play a character named Gail, a new addition to the series.

HBO’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed video game, The Last of Us, continues to build an impressive cast for its second season, with the recent addition of award-winning Canadian actress Catherine O’Hara to the series. Known for her stellar performances in projects like Schitt’s Creek, Beetlejuice and Home Alone, Catherine O’Hara brings a wealth of talent and experience to the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us.

The official announcement, in a report from Variety, confirms Catherine O’Hara’s involvement in season 2. However, the details of her role are being kept under wraps. A scoop report, led by popular internet personality Daniel Richtman, has revealed that Catherine O’Hara is set to play a character named Gail, a new addition to the series who did not appear in the original game, reports Comic Book.

Catherine O’Hara joins a cast of newcomers, including Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced and Young Mazino. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaitlyn Dever will take on the role of Abby, a skilled soldier on a quest for vengeance, challenging her black-and-white worldview. Merced will portray Dina, a free-spirited character whose loyalty to Ellie will be tested in the harsh reality of their world, and Mazino is set to play Jesse, a community pillar who sacrifices his own needs for others.

The Last of Us TV series, set two decades after the collapse of modern civilisation, follows Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, as he undertakes the task of smuggling Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of a brutal quarantine zone. Their journey unfolds as a brutal and heartbreaking odyssey across the post-apocalyptic United States, where survival depends on their unwavering dependence on each other.

The success of the first season of The Last of Us is evident in its massive viewership and critical acclaim. The show garnered three Golden Globe nominations and a remarkable 25 Emmy nominations. At the Creative Arts Emmys, the series secured eight wins, including accolades for Nick Offerman and Victoria Pedretti as best guest actor and actress in a drama series, respectively.

Catherine O’Hara, celebrated for her comedic brilliance, rose to fame during her tenure on the iconic sketch comedy series SCTV. More recently, her portrayal of Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek earned her two Emmy nominations, with a win for Best Actress in a Comedy in 2020 for the show’s final season. Catherine O’Hara’s versatility extends to her work in Christopher Guest’s films, such as A Mighty Wind, Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman. Her presence in classics like Beetlejuice, Home Alone and Home Alone 2 has solidified her as a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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