Since the second installment of the game recently hit shelves and production hasn’t started yet, it’s too early to tell who the producers are planning to cast. But that doesn’t mean that fans don’t have their suspicions.
Neil Druckmann, who’s VP at Naughty Dog, tweeted in March hinting at which characters from the show would be making an appearance in the HBO recreation.
He shared HBO’s International Women’s Day video, showcasing all of the powerful female characters featured in their shows. In the tweet, Neil hinted at what other female characters from The Last of Us would soon be joining the network’s notable roles.
“And now you have Ellie, Riley, Tess, Marlene, Maria, [redacted], and a few others!” he tweeted, redacting one of the names with white block emojis.
This was before The Last of Us Part II was released, so it’s possible he’s referring to one of the new characters introduced in the franchise’s second installment.
Both Dina and Abby were new characters introduced to the story in The Last of Us Part II, so our guess is either of them could be the mystery woman Neil is referring to — though we can’t confirm for sure just yet. In the replies to the tweet, fans suggested the four-letter redacted name could be Anna, Ellie’s mother who didn’t make a prominent appearance in the first game.