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THE LAST OF US: Bella Ramsey & Isabela Merced in Vancouver’s Chinatown – Video

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The Big Scene in Chinatown.

Season 2 of HBO’s smash hit series The Last of Us turned Vancouver’s Chinatown into Seattle’s overgrown and abandoned post-apocalyptic Chinatown that we know from the video game.

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After two days of prep, Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Isabela Merced as Dina walked down the street today with their guns drawn.

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Xia Pia Betty Burra Burra (@xioumari) caught some of the action on the closed block of Columbia Street from above.

Related: The Last of Us Season 2 in Vancouver’s Chinatown As Post-Apocalyptic Seattle

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And much later, returning to position on a hot summer evening.

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It’s been a month and a half since Bella Ramsey’s Ellie and Isabela Merced’s Dina rode through downtown Nanaimo dressed as the overgrown and abandoned Seattle neighbourhood of Capitol Hill we know from the game.

Related: The Last of Us: Bella Ramsey & Isabela Merced in Nanaimo – Local Video

We don’t know how much time has passed on The Last of Us but at least they’ve changed their clothes (or removed their jackets?).

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What is The Last of Us?

Season One of The Last of Us took place 20 years after modern civilization had been destroyed by a fungal pandemic. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, was hired to smuggle teen Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What started as a small job soon became a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both traversed across the U.S. and depended on each other for survival.

At the end of season one, Joel and Ellie headed back to Jackson, Wyoming, a walled community of survivors from the fungal pandemic led by Joel’s brother Tommy Miller (Gabriel Luna) and sister-in-law Maria (Rutina Wesley).

In season 2, we meet some new characters In Jackson like Ellie’s new friend Dina (Isabela Merced) and scout Jesse (Young Mazino).

We also meet a group of former Fireflies who join Isaac (Jeffrey Wright)’s Washington Liberation Front (WLF) in Seattle: soldier Abby Anderson (Kaitlyn Dever), who’s seeking vengeance for someone she loved; soldier Manny (Danny Ramirez), doctor Mel (Ariela Barer), military medic Nora (Tati Gabrielle) and Owen (Spencer Lord)

The Last of Us Season 2:

Episodes: 7.

Working title: MEGA SWORD

B.C. filming dates: February 12 2024 – August 21 2024.

Co-Creators/Writers: Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann.

Directors: Craig Mazin, Mark Mylod, Peter Hoar, Kate Herron, Stephen Williams, Neil Druckmann, Nina Lopez-Corrado,

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Rutina Wesley, Isabela Merced, Young Mazino, Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Ramirez, Ariela Barer, Tati Gabrielle, Spencer Lord.

Guest stars: Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Wright.

Sound stages: Bridge Studios.

Season 2 of The Last of Us will premiere on HBO in 2025