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Catherine O’Hara Joins Season 2 of ‘The Last of Us’

Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek | Not a Real Company Productions

The Post-Apocalyptic Series Has Just Gained a New Fan-Favorite

A New Face to the Cast

It has just been announced that Catherine O’Hara will be joining the cast of The Last of Us for its second season. She is one of the many new individuals joining the cast, including Isabela Merced, Young Mazino, and Kaitlyn Dever. The leads from the first season, Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, are confirmed to return for season 2. The directors for the upcoming season include Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, Mark Mylod, Kate Herron, Stephen Williams, Peter Hoar, and Nina Lopez-Corrado. Mazin and Druckmann additionally served as screenwriters and producers while acting as directors.

Who Is Catherine O’Hara?

Canadian American actress Catherine O’Hara is one of Hollywood’s most famous faces and has appeared in many fan-favorite films since the beginning of her career in 1974. She is best known for roles in films such as the Home Alone franchise (1990-1992) as Kate McCallister, Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020) as Moira Rose, Beetlejuice (1998), and Best In Show (2000). Schitt’s Creek can perhaps be considered her most successful role, for which she won a Primetime Emmy award, Screen Actors Guild Award, TCA Award, Golden Globe Award, and six Canadian Screen Awards. Aside from her acting career, O’Hara has also made her mark in the entertainment industry as a comedian and screenwriter.

Catherine O’Hara as Kate McCallister in Home Alone 2 | 20th Century Fox

‘The Last of Us’: An Overview

The post-apocalyptic television series The Last of Us released its first episode on January 15, 2023. It was created for HBO by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann and is based on the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog. The plot of the film series is inspired by the video game itself, where a fungal infection pandemic causes societal collapse and mass infection. The series centralizes on characters Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and their journey across the mass-infected United States amidst the pandemic. The series had a successful release, winning eight Primetime Emmy Awards, and was watched by 4.7 million viewers on its release day; this large number likely accounted for fans of the video game itself, the reputable cast, and more.

While the series has been confirmed to be released in 2025, there is no official premiere date yet. 

Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us Season 1 | Sony Pictures Television Studios

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Ella-Rose Hugo is a student at UCLA majoring in Business Economics with an anticipated minor in film. She is experienced in creative writing and is newly involved in the entertainment business industry. She hopes to pursue a career combining entertainment business, production, and writing.

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Elisabeth joined Dead Talk News in 2022 and loves movies and TV! After working for various sites, including Screen Rant and Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Elisabeth joined DTN to critique and review various movies, from horror flicks to Disney live-actions.