Even though Season 1 is only a few episodes in, fans are already anticipating what the second season might bring. Many anticipate that the second season, which was officially approved at the end of last month, will depict the events of the second game. Knowing that raises the question of who might play some of the most significant characters in the game, such as Dina and Abby.
There won’t be many characters as significant as Lev, though. One of the most important aspects of The Last of Us Part 2 is their relationship with Abby, which will surely play a significant role in the series if the second season faithfully translates the second game. Although Ian Alexander, who played Lev in the first film, would be open to reprising the part should HBO approach him, casting will be an important factor.
Alexander expressed their happiness about the show’s renewal for Season 2 in an interview with Insider (credit to GamesRadar), adding that they are keeping their “fingers crossed” that they will get to return as Lev.
Alexander also discusses some of the “transphobic backlash” that The Last of Us Part 2 experienced and expresses his happiness that Episode 3 pushed for greater LGBTQ inclusion in the show. Later, they emphasized to Insider that they “would love” to play the role but had not yet been contacted.
The actor says he is “very pleased” that the show has been renewed for a second season. “I was just so glad that I was able to be a part of that franchise,” says Alexander. “I’m crossing my fingers that I get to play Lev again,” the actor said.
Unfortunately, we still don’t know who will play specific roles in the second season of the show, which makes sense, given that the first is still in progress. Joel will likely be portrayed by Pedro Pascal, while Bella Ramsey recently hinted that she’s “eager” to continue Ellie and Dina’s love story by saying that she’ll continue performing the role despite the five-year gap between games.
Fans of The Last of Us believe they have also discovered Shannon Berry will play Abby, albeit this is still just pure speculation.