The HBO series The Last of Us has been a huge success, captivating audiences with its post-apocalyptic world and intense story. While the show has been full of surprises, fans of the show were particularly taken aback when the character of Kathleen, played by Melanie Lynskey, was killed off in episode five. However, in a recent interview with Variety, Lynskey expressed her desire to return to the world of The Last of Us, through an origin story about her character.
Kathleen’s backstory is full of potential for further exploration, considering her quest for revenge began after her brother was murdered by FEDRA. This set her on a path of vengeance, and although she ultimately died in the show, Lynskey is hopeful that her character could return in an origin story.
Although HBO has not announced any spin-off shows for The Last of Us, Lynskey is still hopeful that her character could be revisited in the future. She revealed that she was initially hesitant to take on the role, but was eventually convinced by her husband, Jason Ritter, who told her “you have to do it, no questions asked.”
Fans of Lynskey can currently watch her in the second season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, and The Last of Us Season 2 is expected to enter production this year.
For fans of The Last of Us, the idea of an origin story for Kathleen is an exciting prospect. With Melanie Lynskey’s enthusiasm for the project, it’s possible that we could see her return to the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us in the future.