The Last of Us fans share their dream casting for major character in season 2

Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us
(Image credit: HBO)

The Last of Us hasn't even concluded its first season yet, but that hasn't stopped fans from sharing their dream castings for season 2. As the finale fast approaches, one viewer took to Reddit to suggest that House of the Dragon star Emma D'Arcy would be their top pick to play Abby Anderson, a major character from The Last of Us Part 2.

"Finally some good fan-casting. Also, as we know HBO likes to cast its own alums," one user replied, referencing the fact that the show's leads, Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, previously appeared in Game of Thrones.

Several people on Twitter seemed to agree, too. Check out some reactions below...

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Not everyone was into the idea, though. "If there's one damn thing I wish Reddit could learn from the success of Bella and Pedro in this show, it's to realize there's more to casting than just finding an actor that looks like the character they are supposed to play," one naysayer argued back on Reddit.

"Abby is supposed to be around 21-22, Emma D'Arcy would be like 33 by the time a second season would air," another doubter pointed out, while others suggested that D'Arcy will likely be too busy filming House of the Dragon season 2 to sign on to the project.

Just a few months back, fans started speculating as to whether The Last of Us showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann were already eyeing up potential Abbys after someone noticed the latter had recently followed The Wilds' Shannon Berry on Instagram. Only time will tell as to whether that actually meant anything...

The Last of Us concludes on Sunday, March 12 on HBO and HBO Max in the US, and Sky Atlantic and NOW the following day in the UK. Make sure you're up to date with our The Last of Us release schedule or our breakdown of how many episodes are in The Last of Us.

For more from the series, check out our guide to the major Last of Us episode 8 changes from the games and a terrifying look at the Cordyceps fungus.

Amy West

I am an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things TV and film across our Total Film and SFX sections. Elsewhere, my words have been published by the likes of Digital Spy, SciFiNow, PinkNews, FANDOM, Radio Times, and Total Film magazine.