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THE LAST OF US Casts Isabela Merced as Dina in Season 2 Filming in British Columbia

You go, I go. End of story. — Dina.

HBO’s smash hit The Last of Us casts Isabela Merced as Dina, joining Pedro Pascal’s Joel, Bella Ramsey’s Ellie, Kaitlyn Dever’s Abby and Young Mazino’s Jesse in season 2 of the video game adaption. 

Dina is Ellie’s new partner and Jesse’s ex.

The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a fungal pandemic. Joel (Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle teen Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

Season one left us with Joel and Ellie heading back to Jackson, Wyoming, a thriving community of survivors from the fungal pandemic.

Official character description: Dina is a free-wheeling spirit whose devotion to Ellie will be tested by the brutality of the world they inhabit.

Dina is warm, brilliant, wild, funny, moral, dangerous and instantly lovable. You can search forever for an actor who effortlessly embodies all of those things, or you can find Isabela Merced right away. We couldn’t be prouder to have her join our family. — Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann in a joint statement.

Related: The Last of Us Season 2’s New Jackson Under Construction in British Columbia?

Production moved from Alberta to British Columbia for season 2 and there is a massive private western town set under construction at Britannia on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Is this The Last of Us’s new Jackson, Wyoming?

The Last of Us Season 2:

Working title: MEGA SWORD.

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

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

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Kaitlyn Dever, Young Mazino, Isabela Merced.

Season 2 of The Last of Us is expected to premiere in 2025.

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