Jeffrey Wright Joins ‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 – In Isaac Role He Voiced in Video Game

Jeffrey Wright and Isaac of The Last of Us (Shutterstock and Naughty Dog)

Jeffrey Wright has lined up a role on season 2 of HBO’s The Last of Us, which is based on the best-selling video game franchise.

HBO and sister streaming service Max announced the casting Friday morning on social media, saying Wright will reprise the role of Isaac that he voiced in Naught Dog’s “The Last of Us Part II” game.

The network described the character as “the quietly powerful leader of a large militia group who sought liberty but instead has become mired in an endless war against a surprisingly resourceful enemy.”

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Post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us premiered in 2023.

The series stars Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey and Rutina Wesley, who are all set to return for the second season, according to Variety.

The series is a co-production between HBO and Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog produce.

Wright has a long history with HBO. He took home an Emmy Award for his role in the network’s 2004 miniseries, Angels in America. He also starred in Westworld, Boardwalk Empire, and several HBO movies.

The actor earned an Oscar nomination earlier this year for his lead role as a struggling author in American Fiction.

In March, he signed on to join the cast alongside Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of the film High and Low.

Wright is also scheduled to return to the Batman franchise as Lt. James Gordon in the 2026 film, The Batman Part II.

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