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THE LAST OF US: Bella Ramsey & Isabela Merced in Nanaimo – Local Video


The Big Scene.

Season 2 of HBO’s smash hit series The Last of Us picked Nanaimo on Vancouver Island to play the overgrown and abandoned Seattle neighbourhood of Capitol Hill that we know from the video game.

After weeks of prep, Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Isabela Merced’ as Dina spent two days (May 13th & 14th) filming their ride down Skinner Street onto Commercial Street at the Diana Krall Plaza.

Spectators caught glimpses of the pair at the start of their ride at Skinner and Bastion Streets.

Waiting with the horse trainer on Skinner Street while the camera is reset.

Hollywood North Buzz image.

But only a local living above Commercial Street could capture the big scene on video.

The duo ride onto Commercial Street at Diana Kroll Plaza.


Mon Petit Choux on the corner. Nanaimo Art Gallery two doors up.


The overgrown tank from the game is further down the street.

The Nanaimo shoot is now over after weeks of prep, only two days of filming and a few more of cleanup. Businesses on Skinner and Commercial Streets reopened this morning.

Related: The Last of Us Season 2 Filming in Nanaimo: Will There Be Clickers?

Look at how it started.

Related: The Last of Us Season 2: Nanaimo as Seattle’s Capitol Hill From Game

Set Decoration:

These frayed and weathered Capitol Hill banners are from 2003, the year the fungal pandemic spread.

Hollywood North Buzz image.
Hollywood North Buzz image.

The Last of Us Season 2:

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, Kate Herron, Peter Hoar, Nina Lopez-Corrado, Stephen Williams

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

Sound stages: Bridge Studios.

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

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