‘The Last Of Us’ Adds Young Mazino As Jesse In Season Two

Can you tell that we’re starting to get close to the start of production on The Last of Us season two? With the Internet still buzzing over the casting of Kaitlyn Dever as Abby, Variety reports that Beef actor Young Mazino has landed another key role from the video game.

According to the report, Young Mazino will take on the role of Jesse in the second season of The Last of Us. Jesse is a key supporting character in The Last of Us Part II, playing a friend to Ellie who joins her on a quest that is best left a secret for those who don’t know the plot already. Jesse is part of a community of survivors in the post-apocalyptic landscape where a fungal virus takes over human bodies and transforms them.

Mazino is best known for his breakout role as Paul Cho in the Netflix series Beef. Coming up for him is the horror film Opus alongside Ayo Edibiri, Amber Midthunder, and John Malkovich, so Mazino’s star is definitely on the rise.

It looks as if The Last of Us season two will begin production soon, and we can probably expect to see it hit HBO in 2025.

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