Anna , Ellie’s mother, to appear during the TV series of The Last of Us during the first season, Druckmann has already confirmed, and will be played by Ashley Johnson, or the actress who modeled for Ellie in the series video games. The character in question should have had more space, evidently, but the developers then decided to change this aspect in the games.
“I had written a short story after we had shipped the game already. It was supposed to be an animated short, but it fell apart and didn’t come to be,” Druckmann said. “There was a moment where we almost made it as DLC, but it fell apart.”
“We brought it to life in the most beautiful, poetic way, which is Ashley Johnson playing Ellie’s mom and she was the original actor for Ellie.”
The choice of Ashley Johnson in the role of Anna obviously has a profound meaning because it is also a sort of homage to the video game that fans of this game will not fail to grasp, since it is the model on which the original Ellie is built. For the rest, we reported this morning that the second episode of the TV series is even more viewed than the first , further certifying the success of this one.