We’re solely one episode deep into HBO’s live-action adaptation of The Final of Us and followers assume they’ve found the actor who’ll play Abby.
In a current tweet, The Last of Us News, a community-run TLoU fan account, uploaded a screenshot of the sport creator, Neil Druckmann, following actor Shannon Berry on Instagram. After all, Druckmann’s following of The Wilds actor may simply be his manner of pulling a Hideo Kojima by exhibiting curiosity in actors who star in reveals which are much like his personal works.
However give the web an inch they usually’ll take a mile as a result of Twitter has been buzzing about how excellent Berry’s casting could be for Abby, particularly when you think about how carefully her face resembles the previous Firefly and shock co-star of The Final of Us Half II. It most likely additionally doesn’t assist that Berry’s followed Druckmann back on Insta, however that’s present enterprise child!
“Hey, she’s 22. Bella Ramsey is nineteen. Their age distinction is spot on for Ellie and Abby,” one Twitter user wrote.
“God, I hope it occurs. She’s the proper Abby,” wrote another.
“Whoever will get the position I actually hope they don’t get the abuse Laura Bailey did!! Neither Laura or whoever will get the position for the collection deserves it!” another observed.
“Changing into a Shannon Berry Abby Anderson truther as we communicate,” wrote one Twitter user, who went the additional mile by making a Kpop-style fancam video of the actor after somebody’s suggestion that Florence Pugh could be Abby.
Ought to Abby seem in TLoU (status TV version), “Abby Anderson truthers” assume the present ought to save her look for the ultimate episode of the season, in order to create a neat throughline between the unique recreation’s ending and its sequel.
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Since The Final of Us premiered on the streamer, followers and critics alike have heralded the HBO present because the one which’s lastly damaged the horrible online game adaptation curse. Whereas I believe the present knocked it out of the park with its 80-minute pilot episode, I can’t assist however discover the popular culture zeitgeist’s tendency to haphazardly regurgitate that accolade each time a brand new online game adaptation that isn’t canine water comes out.
The ‘95 Mortal Kombat film (which is sweet, don’t @ me), Paramount Photos’ Sonic movies, and Netflix’s Castlevania, League of Legends, and Cyberpunk 2077 reveals have all rightfully obtained the identical reward for his or her total high quality and respect for supply materials. However very similar to how Disney retains having new “first LGBTQ characters,” avid gamers all the time tout the most recent online game adaptation hotness as lastly having “damaged the curse” regardless of us having gone by this entire tune and dance like 5 instances over the previous two years or so. I suppose recency bias is a bitch.
Regardless, we’ll have to attend and see whether or not the web’s admittedly parasocial stalking of Druckmann’s Insta follows leads to Berry’s casting as Abby. However proper now let’s simply respect how yoked out Abby is.