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Young Mazino Joins The Last of Us Season 2

Mazino joins as Jesse, an ally for Ellie.

Following yesterday’s announcement regarding Kaitlyn Dever joining The Last of Us season 2 as Abby, Young Mazino has been revealed to star as Jesse today.

Young Mazino joins as Jesse

According to HBO, Mazino will join the cast and serve as “a pillar of his community who puts everyone else’s needs before his own, sometimes at a terrible cost.”

Mazino was included as part of the main cast of the critically acclaimed Netflix limited series Beef, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie Emmy nomination for his performance as Paul Cho.

“Young is one of those rare actors who is immediately undeniable the moment you see him,” said series co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. “We’re so lucky to have him, and we can’t wait for the audience to see Young shine in our show.”

Production on The Last of Us is expected to begin in the spring for a return to HBO in 2025.